When the popular organic grocer Whole Foods first opened in Midtown Detroit last year, there was loud applause that a major food seller would serve the city.
However, questions soon followed.
Why Whole Foods? Could the vast majority of Detroiters afford the upscale grocer? Whole Foods management indicated that it would work towards keeping its products affordable for low-income residents. Was is successful in executing this goal?
Tune in to Stateside to find out the perspective of Tracie McMillan, author of the Food and Environment Reporting Network and Slate.com piece “Can Whole Foods Change the Way Poor People Eat”, on these issues and more.