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IELTS WRITING TASK 2 SAMPLE 021
WRITNG TASK 2
Should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Today’s food travels thousands of miles before it reaches customers. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative trend?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
You should write at least 250 words.
Today an increasing number of food items offered in supermarkets are imported. Popular food sometimes also has to travel huge distances. I will explore the reasons for this tendency and discuss its benefits and drawbacks.
While delicacies and spices have been internationally traded for centuries, today’s global trade with low transportation costs and fewer trade barriers have encouraged importing food in large quantities. In some places, even everyday items and inexpensive food like pasta or vinegar can be imported cheaper than being produced locally. Consequently, supermarkets take advantage of this development.
Imported food comes at a price for consumers, the local agriculture and the environment. First of all, some food will lose flavor and freshness when travelling by cargo ship for weeks. Fruit has to be shipped before fully ripe or additional preservatives have to be added. Secondly, local farmers may not be able to compete with the low cost of imported food. They will go out of business or stop growing local fruit or vegetable species at all. This can lead to less variety in local food offered. Additionally, the transportation itself is harmful to the environment as it uses fossil fuels. For all of these reasons a quite vocal "local food" movement has formed in recent years trying to promote and preserve food quality and locally grown food.
It can be argued that imported food benefits consumers with low prices and provisioning of choice. Supermarkets can choose the least expensive suppliers worldwide and offer food at a lower price to their customers. Imported food also enables them to offer more choices, like exotic fruits and international food, to their customers. For example, in some countries it would be impossible to sell most types of fresh fruit and vegetables in winter at all if they were not imported.