Today food travels from thousands of miles from the farm to the consumer. Some people say that it would be better for the economy & environment if people ate food produced from local farmers.
Would the advantages of this idea outweigh the disadvantages?
In modern times, food is transported over vast distances from where it is produced to the buyer. This gives rise to opposing views, with some contending that consuming local produce would be a more beneficial direction, both in environmental and economic terms. The merits and drawbacks of the given idea will be presented in the following essay.
On one hand, shifting towards food grown on local farms could be a good option for several reasons. Forefront among these is the economic benefits to those involved in the process of food production and distribution, especially farmers and food store owners. In other words, when buyers favour regional produce more, producers and distributors will earn more money, which could raise their living standards. Furthermore, should food be transported shorter distances, a reduction in carbon emissions from diesel-based vehicles such as trucks or lorries might follow. This means better air quality, in particular, and cleaner environment, in broad.
On the other hand, the drawbacks cannot be overlooked. Regions where external sales of agricultural products are the main source of income are the first to suffer. Take Vietnam as an example. Had it not been for non-national demand for fruits and rice from Europe, which generates a stable revenue for the country, this agricultural-based nation might still be poor. In addition, it is worth remarking that growing food independently is not a viable option for certain areas, such as industrial zones or densely populated metropolitans, owing to their use of land not allowing large scale food production. As such, for residents in these areas, consuming food delivered from other places is not a dispensable alternative but a survival necessity.
Taking both sets of arguments into consideration, I take the view that removing long-distanced food transport yields more issues than it does positive impacts.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, furthermore, if, look, so, still, in addition, in particular, such as, in other words, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 13.1623246493 114% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 7.85571142285 115% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 10.4138276553 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 7.30460921844 110% => OK
Pronoun: 16.0 24.0651302605 66% => OK
Preposition: 32.0 41.998997996 76% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 8.3376753507 96% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1616.0 1615.20841683 100% => OK
No of words: 299.0 315.596192385 95% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.40468227425 5.12529762239 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.1583189471 4.20363070211 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.98978698031 2.80592935109 107% => OK
Unique words: 192.0 176.041082164 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.642140468227 0.561755894193 114% => OK
syllable_count: 491.4 506.74238477 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.60771543086 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 5.43587174349 92% => OK
Article: 3.0 2.52805611222 119% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.10420841683 95% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 0.809619238477 124% => OK
Preposition: 9.0 4.76152304609 189% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 16.0721442886 93% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 20.2975951904 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 52.1938267955 49.4020404114 106% => OK
Chars per sentence: 107.733333333 106.682146367 101% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.9333333333 20.7667163134 96% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.73333333333 7.06120827912 110% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.01903807615 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.67935871743 104% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.9879759519 50% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 3.4128256513 117% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.268092052759 0.244688304435 110% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0785763966683 0.084324248473 93% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0519005066227 0.0667982634062 78% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.151535600426 0.151304729494 100% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0708621883711 0.056905535591 125% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.0 13.0946893788 107% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 50.2224549098 104% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.3001002004 95% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.04 12.4159519038 113% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.7 8.58950901804 113% => OK
difficult_words: 97.0 78.4519038076 124% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 9.78957915832 112% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.1190380762 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.7795591182 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 84.2696629213 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 7.5 Out of 9
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