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Why is it bad to buy out of season produce?

Why is it bad to buy out of season produce?

Buying produce that would normally be out of season in our country means that it has either been imported from another country or grown in heated greenhouses. Both processes create carbon emissions, which is bad news for the environment.

What’s the problem with food out of season?

The problem is not in the food per se. The issue is people being spoiled to having access to various foods which are out of season when locally grown. Let’s go back to the peaches: When grown locally they are only available for a few weeks, maybe a couple of months throughout the year.

Why is it cheaper to buy seasonal foods?

Seasonal produce is cheaper Seasonal foods are cheaper since there are no traveling and storage expenses involved. In the same vein, buying locally produced seasonal foods helps to support the local economy. Money spent on locally produced foods stimulates economic growth since it circulates within the area where the food is produced.

Can you buy fruit and Veg Out of season?

At supermarkets today we can get most fruits and vegetables all-year round no matter what the season. Convenient, yes, but what are we really getting when we choose to buy out-of-season fruit and veg?

Are there any foods that are out of season?

One thing nice about our modern food supply chain is that developed nations have access to a wide range of food even when they are locally “out of season.” For example, a few days ago, my wife and I visited a local grocery store that had peaches in stock.

Buying produce that would normally be out of season in our country means that it has either been imported from another country or grown in heated greenhouses. Both processes create carbon emissions, which is bad news for the environment.

At supermarkets today we can get most fruits and vegetables all-year round no matter what the season. Convenient, yes, but what are we really getting when we choose to buy out-of-season fruit and veg?

Why is it bad to eat vegetables out of season?

Seasonal Eating Reduces Chemical Exposure Fruits and vegetables grown out of season need more assistance to stay alive, resulting in increased usage of pesticides, chemicals, waxes and preservative to not only grow the produce but also make it look appetizing at the grocery store.