Today's food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive trend or negative trend?

QuestionsToday's food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive trend or negative trend?
nguyenlykimngan asked 1 year ago

It is true that there is an increasing amount of food which is offered in the supermarkets is imported. There could be several reasons why this is the case and I strongly believe argue the fact that people no longer rely on food which has been locally grown has negative influence on the various aspects of the country.
There are some mains reasons why food has to travel miles before being consumed by people. Firstly, several countries could not produce certain products because of weather and continental conditions, resulted in importing these products from international nations. Take European countries for example, due to to extreme weather conditions in these developed countries, they could not grow rice which is why they will purchase the product from other nations, leading to the result that food is transported thousands of miles. Secondly, sometimes the price of imported food is much reasonable and that has raised the interests of local customers. Finally, international food is not only of high quality but also have exotic taste which local food does not have.
In spite of all the arguments described above, I would argue that imported food has negative impact. The quality of food, especially fruit would be reduces as it has to travel within long distance. As an illustration, the flavor and freshness of apples will be affected when travelling by ships for weeks so the apples would be ripes before they are shipped. Besides, importing food will lead to the loss of jobs since local farmers do not have the ability to compete with worldwide branche, they will go out of business or go bankrupt, giving rise to the less variety of food in the domestic country. Additionally, transportation of food does more harm than good because of its fuel which would contaminate the environment. 
In conclusion, although there are several reasons that imported food is encouraged, I believe that it would affect different aspects of the nation.

Today's food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive trend or negative trend?
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Thuy Dung Pham answered 1 year ago

It is true that there is an increasing amount of food which is (unnecessary) offered in the supermarkets is imported. There could be several reasons why this is the case and I strongly (informal) believe argue (which verb is used?) the fact that people no longer rely on food which has been locally grown [and?] has negative influence on the various aspects of the country.

There are some [several/a number] mains reasons why food has to (informal) travelling miles before being consumed by people. Firstly, several countries could not produce certain products because of [/due to] weather and continental conditions, resulted in importing these products from international nations. (the underlined part should be re-written as followed: “Environmental conditions and georgraphical uniqueness would certainly challenge food production in certain countries” so it sounds more academic and link to the next sentence). Take European countries for example (informal), due to to extreme weather conditions in these developed countries, they could not grow rice which is why they will purchase the product from other nations, leading to the result that food is transported thousands of miles. (the underlined part should be re-written as followed: “For example, the extremely cold weather in European countries during winter seasons limits the growth of several fruits and staple food crops, thus in order to maintain food security for the population, imported foods from oversea suppliers is highly important”). Secondly, sometimes [there are cases] that the price of imported food is much reasonable and that has raised the interests of [more attractive to] local customers. Finally, international food is not only of high quality but also have exotic taste which local food does not have. (this is a supportive evidence for why imported food is attractive, not an independent point)

In spite of all the arguments described above, I would argue (informal) that imported food has negative impact. The quality of food, especially fruit would be reduces as it has to travel within long distance. As an illustration, the flavor and freshness of apples will (not suitable for academic writing) [would] be affected when travelling by ships for weeks so the apples would be ripes before they are shipped (underlined part is confuing!!!) Besides, importing food will lead to the loss of jobs [unemployment]. [S]ince local farmers do not have the ability (lengthy) [are unable] to compete with worldwide [well-known] branche[s], they will (informal) [would] go out of business or go bankrupt (unnecessary), giving rise to the less [reducing the] variety of food in [of] the domestic country. Additionally, transportation of food does more harm than good because of its fuel which would contaminate the environment. (weak academic style)

In conclusion, although there are several reasons that imported food is encouraged, I believe that it would affect different aspects of the nation. (add some points you have discussed above in short noun phrases so that the conclusion is more fulfilled)

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Task achievement: 5.5 (acceptable response, weak evidence and supported ideas, writing style is somehow lenthy and not academic enough)

Cohesion and Coherence: 5.0 (several misleading sentences, some points are poorly discussed)

Lexical Resources: 4.5 (limited vocab range, not academic enough, several spelling mistakes)

Grammar Range: 4.5 (make several mistakes with complex structures, some sentences are confusing, some sentences lack of subjects)

Overall: 5.0

Today's food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive trend or negative trend?
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