- 2017年05月16日17:27 来源：小站教育作者：小站雅思编辑
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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?
Thanks to the development of transport, consumers nowadays can purchase numerous kinds of foods both from home and abroad. And from my perspective, the merits of this trend outweigh the demerits.
This practice does bring about downsides, ranging from a waste of energy to air contamination. As we all know, the alien foods are mostly transported by planes and planes are powered by fossil fuels, which are non-renewable energy resources. Consequently, the more exotic food people consume, the less energy there will be. As for air pollution, the emissions from aircrafts have become a severe pollution and one of the emissions, greenhouse gases have built up in the atmosphere, contributing to the already severe global warming.
On the other hand, if residents have easy access to more kinds of food, it will improve individuals’ well-being. Obviously, locals will have more choices of food with so many categories of vegetables and fruits available in abundance in the supermarket. For example, aside from local fruits like apples and strawberries, now inhabitants in England can enjoy durians planted in Southeast Asia, which also contain more protein and trace elements. As a result, people can enjoy a higher standard of living.
Apart from that, the introduction of alien food can also boost the agricultural economic development. Compared with local protectionism, competition is a better approach to inject vitality in the local economy, which means stiff competition drives the merchant to keep offering better products with lower costs.
In conclusion, while this practice gives rise to energy consumption and air pollution, these problems can be solved with the advance of technology in the future and the benefits it brings are more far-reaching from all aspects.