In the past, people ate local, in-season food, but now, people tend to consume out-of-season food from different parts of the world.

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Question:
In the past, people ate local, in-season food, but now, people tend to consume out-of-season food from different parts of the world. Do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?
Answer Hints:
It's a pros and cons topic. You should present a view and support it with points. Either side is ok, but your reasoning should be persuasive.

Pros: in-season
  • Local and in-season food has fewer artificial factors.
  • Local and in-season food is supplied more easily.
  • Local and in-season food is cheaper to produce.
Cons: in-season
  • Out-season food is less green.
  • Out-season food needs more transportation.
  • Out-season food causes more wasting.
Pros: out-season
  • Out-season food offers more options for consumers.
  • Out-season food solves the food puzzle for cold and desert areas.
  • Out-season food brings more income to farmers.
Cons: out-season
  • In-season food limits people's food diversity.
  • In-season food possibly causes supplement shorting.
  • In-season food isn't good for food production.
Answer 1
Before the local foods used to be consumed by the local residents, but nowadays more and more people are eating plenty of foods imported from other countries. Personally, I opine that this trend is hugely detrimental to our environmental protection, which surpluses the advantage in terms of people's health. ...
By Beiwon Lee, 2022-04-28  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 302
Band: 7
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
Task Response:
-Main ideas are relevant, but some would benefit from further development. The cereal example is for trade, not "out-of-season food." It's not helpful for the topic.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-Ideas are generally arranged coherently, and there is a clear overall progression.
Lexical Resources:
-Lexis is mainly appropriate for the task, though there are some errors in word choice.
Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-There is a mix of simple and complex sentence forms, and although errors occur, they rarely reduce communication.