An urban area in which it is difficult to buy affordable or good-quality fresh food: many poor people live in food deserts—where they have plenty of food but none of it healthy
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- This summer, the social problem in need of fixing is the tragedy of the "food desert."
- Learning that our community was somewhat of a "food desert" was a real eye opener.
- You know, some people have called Detroit a food desert, where it's easier to buy liquor than lettuce.
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