In the U.S., the situation isn't much better. In 2018, Move for Hunger reported that one in eight Americans already face food insecurity. In Indigenous communities, that rate is three to four times higher. Food deserts — residential areas with little access to groceries, especially high-quality food — have plagued low-income communities for centuries because of the government regulations on community food programs and restrictions on growing crops or hunting on reservation land. "Almost one-half of all tribal area individuals had incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Of those, 27.8% lived in walking distance from a supermarket, compared with 63.6% of low-income individuals nationwide," according to a 2014 USDA survey.