- 2017年05月16日17:20 来源：小站整理
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In some countries, it is possible for people to have a variety of food imported from all over the world. To what extent do you think its benefits outweigh the drawbacks?在一些国家可以吃到产自全世界的各种食物。利弊如何?
30 years ago, American fast food such as McDonald, KFC, and Subway was basically unheard of in China, but now they have become everyday words to most Chinese people and China has probably consumed the greatest amount of American fast food in the world. Though the introduction of foreign food is not without negative effects, I do think it is positive to both the individual consumers and the food industry as a whole.
(2)...is unheard of ......是闻所未闻的
(4)...is not without bad effects. ......不无消极影响
With greater variety of food coming from outside, we can enjoy a better nutritional structure and greater freedom to choose our favorite food. Now we all know that eggplants and potatoes are vital to our health, but very few know they were originally grown in Mexico and Ireland and were not imported to China until after the 18th century. So the imported food has offered us more nutritional choices. Instead of just taking soy bean milk, many people today have cow milk; instead of just taking breads, many people now have sandwiches as well.
Some people may argue that the importation of foreign food may impair the local food industry. This is indeed true in some cases. We have seen many local food brands become obsolete when their foreign replacements are introduced to the market. However, I believe the intensified competition resulting from the arrival of the foreign food is beneficial to the long-term development of the local food industry, because it will compel the local food companies to improve the quality of their products, which in turn will make them more competitive in the global market.
Thus, the possibility of having a great variety of imported food is a favorable opportunity to both the individual consumers and the entire food industry. It is, therefore, advisable for us to embrace this development, rather than rejecting it.