should we try,as far as is possible,to buy only locally-produced goods?

@xialinye (1403)
China
October 27, 2008 5:46am CST
what do you think,will you prefer to buy only locally-produced goods?
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29 responses
@balasri (26549)
• India
27 Oct 08
I don't confine myself to such thoughts.I go for the quality goods regardless of the countries.If any country wants to sell it's goods let it make them number one in quality.It is my hard earned money . Patriotism doesn't come into my spending.Moreover the world has become a global village.So why to constrict ourselves to a single thing?
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
1 Nov 08
good point...thank you
@balasri (26549)
• India
2 Nov 08
Any time Xialinye.
• United States
27 Oct 08
i know this is silly.. but i am paranoid to buy food from locals.. i am always afraid i will get some ones food and they will have grown it with nasty stuff or it be poisoned or something.. yeah i know it would be fresher and etc but knowing its not having the safety as far as i would know who to blame if i got sick (ie grocery store) makes me afraid..
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@xialinye (1403)
• China
1 Nov 08
will it really be poisoned or something?..... i notice you are an obsessive concern for neatness too... the local food are more fresher and cleaner...they grow them by their own hands... by the way,all vegetable are grown with nasty stuffs...
• United States
1 Nov 08
ok then substitute nasty for bizarre or unconventional
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
27 Oct 08
Yes, I think we should whenever possible. Locally-grown food is usually fresher, tastes better and is so much better for the economy since money and energy are not wasted in shipping it halfway across the world. I love going to farmer's markets around here. The produce is always of excellent quality and less expensive than what you would buy in grocery stores, where most of their produce is shipped in. The same goes for meats as well. You KNOW the meat is much fresher when you buy it locally! I watched something on TV recently about meat and how it's processed. Sometimes, meat like beef will just hang from a hook for weeks before it's cut up, processed and shipped out to the grocery stores! Ewww! So, yes, as far as it is possible to do so, I believe we should buy locally.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
29 Oct 08
we should buy locally in order to boost the economics these days...
@ronaldinu (12439)
• Malta
27 Oct 08
I think it is a good idea to buy locally produce goods. Most of them are more nutritious and more fresh than the ones imported from abroad. I would trust more local farmers than products which have traveled long miles to arrive at my table. © ronaldinu 2008
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• Philippines
27 Oct 08
Hmm... While I don't think we should force ourselves to ONLY buy locally-produced goods, we should at least be proud of our own, I think. Show appreciation for the work our countrymen do in order to provide these necessities for us, and, of course, it also helps boosts our economy, right? I do think that we should hold local goods in a higher esteem than international ones. While this is more so we will get used to the idea of buying local products first before foreign ones, I think this will benefit someone in the long run because small and medium-scale enterprises could, at least, compete marginally against conglomerates with multi-million dollar companies.
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
27 Oct 08
nah, i doubt if i can do it. some brands are just really good compared to the ones being sold locally.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
27 Oct 08
Really depends. In Singapore, we hardly have locally produced goods. Most of our stuffs are exported in. When it comes to food, I would prefer them local as it would be fresher. When it comes to clothing, the design and material are far more important than the country of origin, but I must admit that most of my clothing are from Japan.
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@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
27 Oct 08
Yes, I do believe people should try and buy local products before going else where. Buying locally keeps the money in the community. Thus it helps kep your community aline and going. If all money would go out of your community. So would the businesses and than shortly the people would follow. Til you were either a very small town or a ghost town.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I think that would be a great idea for your area, state, or country because of the economical crisis that is going on globally. I think it would also be great to produce some of your own things too.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
31 Oct 08
...you are right,maybe i can sell some paper folding crafts...
@hildas (3031)
27 Oct 08
I think we should all be buying locally produced goods. Think of the money that would be saved on oil and fuel, exporting and importing these goods. We cannot grow a lot of fruits here in the UK like banannas and pinapples, and I would miss them, but I think I could live without them. I think we should buy more products that grow where we live. It would be fresher, cheaper and know to us. It would be the poorer Countries that really depend on exporting that I worry about though. They really need that money.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
29 Oct 08
thank you.
@bdugas (3581)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I believe that any time that you can buy locally, or even buy items made in USA, then you should support those companies. We have to start taking care of us,instead of buying things from overseas. We need to support our people, we have given too much to others that are now taking our jobs and laughing at us that we are going under as they do it.
@xialinye (1403)
• China
29 Oct 08
yeah,we need to support local economic.
@lilaclady (28236)
• Australia
27 Oct 08
I would love to be able to do that, I would even settle just for an old fashiones type fruit shop rather than having to drive to a supermarket and buy fruit and vegetables that may not even be that fresh..
@xialinye (1403)
• China
29 Oct 08
the old fashiones type fruit shop always have fresh fruit and lovely smile...:-) thank you.
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Yes, I think we should. It provides support for the local economy, helps local farmers and producers, and reduces carbon emissions brought about by transporting goods long distances. I know for some things this is impossible, but when we can do it we should and we should also advocate to our local government to provide more locally made products.
• United States
1 Nov 08
If we buy locally grown produce when they are in season it reduces the carbon foot print. I think we need to do more of that. I also think we need to go more organic if we can.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
If they grow locally all year round, I would not mind, but I cannot see me eating carrots, potatoes, and cabbages all the time, nor only limited to long storage apples. I do not see any banana trees nor fig or coconuts. So if you live where there is a long growing season, it helps to buy locally, but if you have a short growing season, you will soon suffer vitamin and mineral deficiencies as many people did hundreds of years ago. So then you have to import what you cannot grow locally.
@zhaosonghan (1039)
• China
1 Nov 08
Supporting locally-produced goods is good,it deponds on what you need.If locally produced goods is bad,will you still buy it?So if it is high quality,and it is not worse than other foreign brand,i will buy it.The price of locally produced goods is lower than foreign brand,why don't you buy it?For example,cell phone,most of locally produced goods are not good look and battery is bad,then i don't buy,i will choose NOKAI or MOTOROLA,they are not bad.Someday i find a locally produced cell phone is high quality,i must buy it.
@kun2349 (23464)
• Singapore
31 Oct 08
MAybe not.. BEcause not all local foods are safe to eat.. Just like now, due to melamine cases in china, and those are locally made milk products, but it's not safe to eat them at all.. Likewise for malaysia, their biscuits are found to be contaminated as well, and they are recalled from the shelves too.. SO what's being produced locally may be cheap, but they might not be safe to eat.. All things imported and priced higher are for a reason..
@chiaeugene (2226)
• China
31 Oct 08
buying local products would stimulate your local economy which is important in time of recession or worsening financial climate. this would ensure that indirectly your friends or others around you may keep their jobs as long as there is demands for their products. i am doing so now. so long as the price and cost is reasonable and the quality is not compromise, i think we should buy local.
@jdyrj777 (6543)
• United States
30 Oct 08
No way man!!!!!!! Im a tropical fruit kind of girl and i could not do on just local fruit.
@sweety_81 (2125)
• India
29 Oct 08
Yes;I agree that buying Locally produced goods is good.However;we may need to purchase something that is not available locally .Or ; the locally produced good has some defects or is of inferior quality