Many supermarkets sell more and more imported food products than ones produced in their home country. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this trend?
Over the past few decades, all over the world, there has been a tremendous increase in the import of overseas food products than ones produced in their native country. This essay is an attempt to look at the advantages and disadvantages of this trend.
To begin with, the import of foreign food products to the supermarkets helps consumers to experience the food culture of foreign nations. For instance, people can taste the various food items of different countries even if they are not in the particular country. Moreover, tourists who visit another country would not miss the food available in their native place as there are more imports and exports of food items all over the world.
Furthermore, the demerits of dependence on foreign food products cannot be ignored. As there are more chemicals which are used in these edible products in order to keep them fresh for many days during the transport to the destination, it would lead to increased health issues in children and adults. Apart from this, there would be over-dependence on foreign nations to import their products to our country. In addition to this, foreign food items are more expensive and are not affordable to the common people.
Overall, the selling of overseas food items by many supermarkets has many advantages as well as disadvantages. While the import of overseas products helps people to experience the rich and varied food culture of different countries, its downsides cannot be overlooked. Health issues,over-reliance on different nations and high costs are some of the negative sides.
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