At the start of the pandemic, the global food supply chain was badly hit, causing shortages of food all around the world. One of the key drivers of this is because the entire world has grown so complacent with moving food items around the globe - from growing crops in one country, and then flying it to another country to be packed, then again shipped to another country to be sold. As demonstated in the following picture by @greenpeace, you can tell that this movement of food items is highly inefficient and also results in unnecessary amounts of greenhouse gas emissions. Also, the moment any problems with shipping and logistics come up, the food items cannot be prepared for sale. Most food items have short life span and will likely spoil and rot away without ever being used. 😖😢
By buying local, you are helping to cut out this inefficiency in the food supply system. Every dollar you spend buying local goes a long way. It helps to encourage the local enterprises to continue doing what they do. Only with continued support, can these businesses offer fresh produce within the country. 😊 Not to hao lian or anything, but at Angie's Tempeh, every dollar earned is put back into the business to make better tempeh, create jobs for other Singaporeans, or to come up with more exciting products for you to try in the future. What I am trying to say is that 𝙖 𝙨𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙗𝙪𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙡 has far reaching impacts beyond what you can see!