Medellín, Colombia: Diana Restrepo Balbin, 30, Gourmet: I look first at the ingredients; I check the expiration date and so on; I do not look at the country of origin or other details. Lately I've been looking into sugars and what composition they have. Otherwise, I only buy what I need and that’s it. I think it is important to review in more detail things like the origin of the product. We are now in a world where money takes precedence over anything else, for example, the health of one's family. I would like to start with that culture to be reviewing what I'm giving my family, because when I go to the market I don’t do it for myself only, I do it mostly for my family.
Awareness before buying food includes checks on expiry dates, ingredients, origin, quality, and, for some, an emphasis on buying locally produced product. This is what Epoch Times reporters from areas such as Colombia to Brazil when they asked locals, “How careful are you when buying food?”
Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question, “In your country, are any of the world heritage listings in danger?”