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1. Pineapples(873) and Cherries (468) 2. Considering the food miles is very important, because when the consumer knows from which country the product was delivered, he or she can decide whether they want this product or not. For example if one type of cereal was brought from Russia and exactly the same one was brought from US consume will see the prices and try to decide which one is better. The one that came from Russia will probably cost less, because the transportation of the product was merely expensive. Also the product from overseas might have an early expire date and could be not fresh. ...read more.


Because plastic packaging prevents any bacteria to come inside the product. If it is a paper package, some consumer may have negative opinion about the product and they may not buy the product. Because the food travelled a long distance it should have a proper packaging, which is sterilized and not broken or ripped. Agricultural practice in the country of production is also taken into consideration. There is a particular picture in every consumer's head that each fruit is best at a particular country. For example Bananas from Brazil, Mandarins from Morocco, Pineapples from Ecuador etc. That is why some consumers may buy particular products which were delivered from particular countries. ...read more.


In conclusion, I would like to say that food miles is of course a very important thing that, I suppose, everyone should think about, before buying the product. We all should care about our mother nature and simply cannot ignore such thing as food, which brought a lot of pollution to the environment. Consumers should try to stick with local producers and support their industry in order to decrease the number of food airplanes, trains travelling from one country to another. This will help to reduce CO2 emission and also bring more profit to local producers, and local producers in order to maintain the demand that their company has, will try to improve the quality of their products and bring better products. ...read more.

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