Do you prefer the foods from distant place to local foods?

China
January 3, 2010 8:17am CST
Thanks to the develepment of transportation,we can enjoy many foods from distant place,which can't be produced or processed locally.But sometimes we take too many and live off the distant food too much.And the transportation of the imported foods adds to the global pollution problem.Do you prefer the foods from distant place? What do you think of this?
7 responses
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
3 Jan 10
Actually no, i rather prefer local food as i am very picky at what i eat. I have to agree that due to most of the transportation, it is starting to be a serious problem with polution. Stay local as we say in our country. 'Local is lekker'
• China
4 Jan 10
Thank you for sharing your opinion.We should feed on our local foods.But as you can see from the former responses,there are some places on the earth where plants can't grow in certain seasons.So we should forgive them,though some pollution is caused by the transportation.
@saphrina (31733)
• South Africa
4 Jan 10
I will forgive them, because i cannot bear it if people should go to bed without any food even if i hate polution.
@Torunn (5623)
• Norway
3 Jan 10
Last winter, I checked what I would have to eat if I wanted to live of local produce. I found out I could eat as much meat as I wanted to, also fish, egg and milk. Vegetables and fruits would be a problem though. In the winter, there's mainly potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onions, and after a week or two that would get a big boring. But I try to buy food from Norway most of the year, I usually check where it's from and then go for the nearest country if the food is imported. Some fruits and spices have to be imported of course, it's pretty cold here and not everything can be harvested.
• China
4 Jan 10
Thank you for sharing your opinion.We also have a cold winter here,in which we can't grow any vegetables out of the greenhouse.For this reason,importing foods from distant place is necessary.But we shouldn't depend too much on the importing,I think.
@Torunn (5623)
• Norway
4 Jan 10
When I was on Iceland they always made sure you knew when you were eating Icelandic vegetables. Of course, they have free heat from the volcanic activity so they can grow things we can't although we're at the same latitude. They even grow bananas :-)
@angelsmummy (1700)
3 Jan 10
I personally much prefer foods from England. The reason behind this is because it doesnt have to be transported therefore is much fresher. My eggs are all free-range from my nan and grandad they bring them down to me when I want them. I buy as much locally as I can!
@Torunn (5623)
• Norway
3 Jan 10
I always buy lots of tea and chocolate (green and blacks) when I'm in England. And cheddar, can't get proper cheddar here.
• China
4 Jan 10
Thank you for your response.Yes,fresh foods are more attractive and delicious.And I think you have a really good grandparents.
@Allie_xoxo (1064)
• Canada
4 Jan 10
I love love love a flavourful curry. *mouth waters*
• China
4 Jan 10
Cute!
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
Sometimes I do prefer food from a distant place. It made me know their specialties of different kind of foods and cuisine. It widens my horizons in food taste comparison. It is also an additional experience for me but I do not like exotic foods that are derived from new discoveries from different animals.
• China
4 Jan 10
Thank you for your response.I think ,it's good to try for you.Wish you could enjoy all the different foods in the world.
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
I'd prefer a local food, because its still the best food for every person, i had a friend who is in other country and she said that even there a lot of yummy foods there still the best food for her is in her own country..
• China
4 Jan 10
I totally agree with you.I get used to my local foods a lot.When I try some imported foods,it's hard for me to swallow them unless they're cooked in my local way
@Hazelrose (2182)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
Hi historydog,I am here in the Philippines,where so abundant of our local foods.I prefer to buy local foods than imported because it's much fresh and new.besides local foods are cheaper than those imported ones.Happy new year to you and to your family.Good luck!
• China
4 Jan 10
Thank you.Philippine is beautiful tropical country with a lot of delicious local foods.You have everything you need around the year.Honestly,I envy you.LOL.