The headline takes its cue from one of the all-time favorite classics in which case a young orphan, going from pillar to post in his short life, finds himself having to beg for more. On the authority’s approval, all the other cohorts in this little boy’s entourage are left celebrating the fact that they all have food, glorious food, a little more than they would have expected. Today of course, the world remains awash with food.
There is more than enough to go around, as they say. People must eat in order to sustain themselves. There is a worthy debate doing the rounds. Do you eat to live? Or can you live to eat? You decide. But it has been argued, and the point is healthy and valid, people should derive much pleasure from their eating habits. But just so long as these eating habits and the food that they eat is healthy and good for them.
It is quite possible to get that much right for the consumer by way of utilizing international food importers. They are able to put food sourced from all corners of the globe on your delicatessen or supermarket shelves. Why should consumers be restricted in the limiting choices at their disposal? That, in any case, is not altogether healthy. They say too that variety is the spice of life. And in which case you have the opportunity to sample spices never before tasted or tried.
It is true that there are foods that simply cannot or will not be produced locally. The import/export network is therefore a vital ingredient necessary to help encourage and sustain healthy and aesthetically inspiring culinary eating habits. Every food imaginable, from all corners of the world, can now be placed on the table.