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TOEFL学習記録97

Essay No.10

People should buy products made in their country even if the price is higher.
Agree or disagree?

With the advancement of economic globalization, a significant number of low-priced imported items such as electric appliances from China, bananas from the Philippines, and pumpkins from Mexico, are available in our market. While some argue that consumers should take advantage of lower prices of imported goods, others claim that one should only purchase locally produced goods to support the local economy. I believe that people should buy products made in their country even if the price is higher because buying local products helps the local economy, protect the global environment, and because local foods taste better.

First, buying domestic products obviously helps the local economy. For example, my uncle works for Honda, and my family members always purchase Honda's cars although the prices are often 20% higher than equivalent Korean or Chinese cars because we know that buying Japanese cars helps Japanese car makers and thousands of subcontracting companies, thus supports the local economy.

Second of all, purchasing local products is an environmentally friendly practice. Imported items travel long distances; if my memory serves me right, the average banana travels 2000 miles from farm to table, and the average pumpkin, 4000 miles. This implies that imported items are more heavily packaged to protect them from physical damages during transportation and that more fuel is required for transportation. Buying local helps reduce the amount of greenhouse gas generated when producing packaging materials and transporting the goods.

Last not but least, locally grown vegetables and fruits taste better because they are fully ripe when harvested, while imported fruits are harvested young, so that they do not get damaged during transportation. For example, last summer I visited a friend in Thailand and tasted a fully matured mango from a tree of his garden; it tasted ten times better than imported mangoes.

Some maintain that consumers should purchase imported goods because of lower prices. However, I refute this statement because it will not support the local economy. In conclusion, as seen in the examples I have provided, I believe that one should purchase goods produced domestically rather than those manufactured elsewhere.
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