Food Deserts - Transcript
Food deserts are areas where there is little or no access to healthy food. They can be found in many countries, but they are especially common in the United States. In fact, one study has shown that more than 40 percent of American cities have one or more food deserts.
Food deserts are usually located in poor neighborhoods that contain high numbers of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores. People living in these areas do not have easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables, so they tend to eat more unhealthy foods.
Cooking at home is also becoming less common. Experts believe that this trend will make the problem of food deserts even worse in the future. As the demand for fresh ingredients decreases, it becomes even less likely that grocery stores will move into these areas.