Women of the Year 2012

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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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"Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the mayor of Baltimore, for her leadership on urban agriculture and urban food systems issues. Under her leadership in 2012, Baltimore became the first US city to approve a food desert map, launched an initiative to help food vendors in the Lexington public market sell healthier food options and backed that up with consumer education to increase demand for those options, and connected new urban farms with corner stores so communities with less access now have more opportunities to buy fresh, healthy food." –Genie Gratto, Food Editor

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