Over the last few years, it is become increasingly common to import food from other countries all around the world. This essay will discuss if this is a good idea.
On the one hand, there are several benefits of moving food a long way. First, local consumers have more choice than before, which means they can have a variety of ingredients and so they appreciate different kinds of cuisine. Second, it can also make people healthier. In other words, because there is a wide range of food, there are no shortages. For example, in most countries fruit and vegetables are not always available. Third, the imported food may be cheaper because it can be grown and sold in very large amounts.
On the other hand, this has some drawbacks too. One problem is it could harm local farmers . This is because importing food means there is more competition from other places, and so prices are lower. Another issue is that it can damage the environment. Transporting good great distances requires ships and trucks to burn a lot of fuel, which releases CO2 into the atmosphere and contributes to global warming.
In conclusion, although transporting food a long way can cause some environmental problems and make lives more difficult for local farmers, overall it is positive because it means a wider choice of food for locals.
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