South Central Los Angeles [is the] home of the drive-thru and the drive-by. Funny thing is, the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.

Ron Finley

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Source: "A Guerrilla Gardener in South Central LA." TED2013. Feb. 2013. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: According to this quote from "guerrilla gardener" Ron Finley, unhealthy eating causes more deaths than gun violence. In the TED Talk this quote is from, Finley goes on to explain how people are dying in South Central Los Angeles because of curable obesity-related diseases at a higher rate than in other communities, including other parts of LA. As a response, Finley started planting urban gardens in the vacant lots of his city. Watch the full TED Talk here: Ron Finley - A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA