In many countries, people can eat a wide variety of food today. As a
result, they eat food from other regions than local foos. Do you think the
advatages of the development outweigh disadvantages?
The advanced transportation and more diverse food preference render it
possible and necessary that people can choose food which is not cultivated
locally. As popular to some extent it might be, I do not suppose that it is a
wise choice to follow this trend without second thought.
The food, cultivated and sent from other places, can offer more choices for
the ordinary customers indeed. This is because their options for food are not
only confined to their home-produced vegetables, fruits and meat, and they are
likely to be bombarded with a wider range of food. This can subsequently
intensify the competition between the food suppliers, and the customers can
enjoy a relatively lower price.
However,compared with the benefits this practice can provide, leading a
life that depends on food from other areas cannot be sustainable and turning to
local food is thus environment-friendly. The local food means that the distance
from farm to table is shorter and renders the transportation convenient. Without
long distance transportation of food, the emission of exhaust will be cut down
and less greenhouse gases will be discharged into the environment. In the
meantime,delivering food from one place to another will consume a host of fuels
because lorries or vans are driven by energies, it is really not so insightful
to put such a heavy burden on the transportation only for the enjoyment of more
In conclusion, the local food is sufficient to sustain the locals to have a
balanced diet and healthy life, more transported food can do little else and
even bring about some environmental problems.