Besides this, other issues still remain unresolved, such as the fact that food is produced far from the point of consumption, which is a factor in the ecological impact of the food. The problem also makes truly fresh produce a rare luxury. [[Local food]] is a response to these concerns.
Another unresolved issue is the fact that a lot of produced food is discarded, despite being perfectly formed. For example, melons that are too small is are thrown away, as they can not be sold on the auction.
Allot of food that has tiny imperfections is also thrown away, for example carrots, cucumbers, ... that are not perfectly straight, or nectarines that have minor dents. Although if the food is composted and reused on the agricultural field, the ecological impact is very minor, it does reduce the efficiency and hence puts a strain on agriculture.
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