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Massachusetts ranks 48th out of all states in the number of supermarkets per capita, according to a 2010 Food Trust report.
There is a bill, though, that would help fix our terrible ranking. The Massachusetts Food Trust proposal would give $2 million in capital funds to build supermarkets and give loans to smaller stores to increase the amount of fresh food available. That money failed to pass the governor's administration last fiscal year, but it has another chance this year.
This segment aired on January 6, 2016.