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.