Local, Bio or Fairtrade – does pollution counts?


This post relates to honey, sugar and other ingredients you can get both from under develloped countries and your own country.

You can buy honey bio (isn’t all honey bio?, do they grow flowers specially to make honey?) and fair trade that comes from south-america, probably on ships. You can buy, for the same price in Switzerland, honey produced by a little farmer from your region.

With which one do you help better the world? Giving money to ‘south’ countries to improve work conditions but at same time polluting earth with long transportation. Or by buying local products, which supposedly is also ‘fair trade’ for the producer and not polluting the planet?

I vote on the latter option. As much as possible we should retain on local producers and not pollute. At least if the quality is the same.

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