The food travels thousands of miles from farm to consumer. Some people think that it would be better to our environment and economy if people only ate local produced food. To what extent do the advantages outweigh disadvantages?

Some sets of people argue that considering the benefits of
crops
and fruits cultivated in the local areas,
citizens
should consume locally raised
foods
. As far as the economic and environmental advantages are considered, the merits are much more than demerits. Admittedly, there are a few drawbacks to cultivating local
foods
. In the
first
place, some kinds of
crops
and fruits can only grow in a certain setting,
such
as dragon fruits or pineapples. Thanks to advanced technologies, we can cultivate them in the greenhouse,
conversely
, the cost of cultivation is alarmingly high, which will lead to the problem of the limitation of meal choice. Another disadvantage worth mentioning is that according to an increase in the need for agricultural lands, some estate will be changing their purpose or demolishing some buildings.
For example
, as far as the size of the land for agriculture is concerned, a bunch of space will be required,
however
, thinking about cities, which is filled with skyscrapers, including, New York, or Seoul, there is not enough space for growing
crops
.
Consequently
, some buildings should be replaced with agricultural lands, and lots of people will lose their jobs or should be moving their working area.
Nevertheless
, there are many more advantages than disadvantages, and the benefits of the cultivation of local
foods
will be returned to the
citizens
of the community.
First
of all, from the perspective of the environment, following a decrease in fossil fuels,
citizens
can live in better circumstances. More specifically,
for instance
, if people prefer to purchase locally foodstuff, there will be an absolute decline in the usage of petrol.
Therefore
, the emission which is compounded by harmful smoke and chemicals will be down, the pollution level will naturally fall.
As a result
, all
citizens
will not only live in a clean air environment than before, but the quality of life
also
increases.
Additionally
, localizing
foods
will be playing a pivotal role in the economic field. The advantage of exported goods is the low cost, thereby, local farmers could not survive the competitiveness of the price. In
this
regard, the consumption of local food might help farmers' local areas. What's more, an extreme complexion of
this
will be
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huge damage to
citizens
. More especially, if we are highly relying on imported
crops
when the country that exported
foods
struggled with droughts, the crop fee will be alarmingly increasing while the low quality of
foods
.
Hence
, it is obvious the customers will be damaged. In conclusion, there are some drawbacks of localised
foods
, but, the merits are huge in the aspect of economy and environment, the government should enact laws for cultivating
foods
in local areas and encourage customers to consume local
foods
.
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