While consumption is an act which people get engaged in, sociologists understand consumerism to be a characteristic of society and a powerful ideology, which frames our world view, values and relationships, identities and behaviour. Consumerism drives us to consumen and seek happiness as well as fulfillment through consumption, serving as a necessary counterpart to capitalist society that prioritizes mass production and unending growth in sales. Continuar leyendo “Consumerism. Alejandro Hernández (alumno 2º Bachillerato A)”
Buying local is the preference to buy locally produced products instead of those produced farther away. Nowadays, in our society, there is a debate about whether buying local products is profitable or not.
Do we really now what we eat nowadays? Do we know where the products we buy come from?
A problem which is often debated nowadays is whether buying local can be an important thing for our country, but, besides advantages, it can have disadvantages. It is one of the subjects which generates more controversy. However, is buying local the answer? Where should we shop?
For the great majority of people, buying local is healthier. In comparison with the last decades, the number of farmers has decreased, because people have been buying other types of food for years, such as packaged vegetables. This brings up people to the question of whether they are really safe.