food desert

noun

Definition of food desert

:an area where little fresh produce is available for sale
  • Despite the common perception of food deserts as city neighborhoods where fast food chains and convenience stores dominate, many of Kansas' food deserts are in rural areas. In some, residents have to drive 20 miles or farther to find a source of healthful food.
  • —Megan Hart

First Known Use of food desert

1988


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