The Benefits of Local Produced Food

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in Environment | 0 comments

local foodWe are living in a time wherein there are countless of possible options on meal that you want to eat. There are option that you can get on grocery, restaurants, and street foods and even on fast food. Some wants to stick with the basics like home cook meals and snacks. Though there are varying choices, they can be one of the two -processed or locally produced food.

Locally produced food provides more than what is being served on your food table. I can share three points on how locally grown food are way better compared to processed food– it can be benefits for self, economy and the environment.

As starters, locally produced food can provide the optimal amount of nutrients and acquired taste. This is because they are harvested on their peak ripeness and should be consumes on the short period of time. Having produced locally and being sold within the vicinity, there are no additives aside from natural fertilizer. Thus, this method does not require pesticides or artificial enhancer that may affect production and taste. Nutrient retention is attained for local foods since they are harvest and served within a less timeframe, comparing it to shipped produce that is harvested before it reached their peak period. The sweetness and succulent flavor for locally produced are retained. Moreover, local foods ensure our next generation of your family to access to nutrients, abundant resources and right taste.

Food is not just for consumption, but also as a source of income. Locally produced food does not require additives, thus it lessen the expenditures. Also there’s no need to invest much for packaging and shipping that can give added value to you as the producer and to the buyer which can buy items on a lower price. The money that spent by the local farmers can be reinvest to the local community to enrich the lives within it. For consumers, locally produced food stays fresh longer, thus limiting the repeat buying and lessen thrown out food. Supply and demand can affect the economics of food and production related expenses. Local production can give the right supply that can contribute on lowering the cost of commercialized options. There are also other parts of the plant that can be used for clothes (fiber), medicine (ornamental plants) and even house foundation (tree trunk).

You may not be aware of, but locally produced food gives back as well to Mother Nature. Not only humans benefits from this output -having this in place supplies nutrients up to the food chain. By cultivating and planting fruits and vegetables, it is keeping it green by enriching the soil with the nutrients and minerals that other insects or animals can consume. Dried parts of the plant can be degraded down to be fertilizers. Another benefit is that greens, to some extent locally produced food, contributes to a cleaner air and balance of gaseous materials. More oxygen are being produced that animals and humans can take in.

Locally produced food is the right choice. So eat well and eat healthy.

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