The Value of Healthy Food

544 WordsJan 28, 20182 Pages
With the locavore movement on the rise, many people are more aware of the foods they eat, whether it is a GMO (genetically modified organism) or organic, as well as the impact it has in their communities. Films such as Food, Inc. highlight this issue, using the company Monsanto, as their focus, which dominated the corn industry, but has been under suspicion of exhorting local farmers to use their commercialized products. However, there are other complications, such as the creation of greenhouse gases associated with producing and transporting organic goods. Key issues involving the locavore movement are the value of food, the sustainability, and the profit/economy it can bring to the community. In terms of the value of food, locavores tend to seek out better, nutrient rich products. In Source A, it suggests that “produce that you purchase at your local farmer's market has often been picked within 24 hours of your purchase”. This suggests that it is a better alternative to buy products from local businesses, as opposed to sold commercialized goods. However this also does not mean that is also not a bad idea to purchase commercialized goods, as there are techniques to preserve the nutrients locked in fruits/vegetables, such as freezing them and adding preservatives. In Source B, its explains that “our 100-mile diet – even in winter – was almost certainly more nutritious than what the average American was eating”. This certainty says that it doesn't matter how close or far
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