Can someone Opine on the below problem:
One feature of the global food economy is the simultaneous import and export of the same items, a phenomenon known as “redundant trade.” In California, for example, domestic cherries are exported to Canada and Japan, while a nearly equivalent number of cherries are imported from Chile, Italy, and Germany. California also exports and imports nearly identical amounts of lettuce and almonds. Although shipping fresh fruits and vegetables is an expensive undertaking, there is a justifiable economic rationale for redundant trade.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the conclusion above?
A) Establishing international ties through trade facilitates access to other desired goods that are more efficiently produced abroad.
b) Undertaking free trade with one’s political allies helps to maintain international goodwill.
c) In recent years, consumers in California boycotted domestic cherries, demanding better working conditions for agricultural laborers in the state.
d) Local growers could sell their products at a premium in domestic markets.
e) The economic globalization of redundant trade allows for the sharing of cultural norms and