ED­I­TOR’S NOTE

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Nat­u­ral Se­lec­tion

We eat what is read­ily avail­able in our lo­cal mar­kets and com­mer­cial su­per­mar­kets. Most are im­ported and mass-pro­duced. The Philip­pines has 7,107 is­lands and is known glob­ally as one of the 18 mega-bio­di­verse coun­tries. So, why is there a need to im­port food when it is abun­dant in our coun­try? Why are we still not self-suf­fi­cient? Do th­ese ques­tions have to be an­swered by pro­duc­ers or con­sumers?

In re­cent years, food emerged as a talk­ing point, thanks to grow­ing con­cerns over its ori­gin. We do not fret about the pos­si­ble short­age or sur­plus of food; in­stead, we are start­ing to ask more dar­ing and sub­stan­tial ques­tions: Where does our food come from? What do they put in our food? How is our food made? Does it have nu­tri­tional value?

With the in­crease in de­mand for clean and fair food, pro­duc­ers, too, have been more con­scious of their farming tech­niques. And en­trepreneurs try to find the best pos­si­ble prod­ucts to of­fer in lo­cal mar­kets.

De­mand for more in­for­ma­tion. De­mand for good food. Take part in the so­lu­tion to the short­age of lo­cal goods in our mar­kets.

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