"Food desert" trend could soon come to Laredo

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email

There are places in Laredo with no access to fruits and vegetables.

Researchers have mapped out the trends in other cities.

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Do you know a part of town where you'd be hard-pressed to find some fresh fruits or vegetables?

Those areas are being called food deserts, and researchers have mapped out the trends in other cities. The trend is mostly low access in poor neighborhoods where people are less likely to drive and rely more heavily on convenience stores.

Tonight on KGNS News at Ten, reporter Christian von Preysing talks to one TAMIU student who's figuring out the trends in Laredo.


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