Alongside the many benefits to the environment, a diet high in locally grown, pesticide free fruit and vegetables has many health benefits. The over-consumption of high carbohydrate processed food has led to epidemics of obesity and diabetes in developed countries and most people would benefit greatly from a diet containing more fruit and vegetables, and less carbohydrates, meat and dairy products There are also many concerns about the effects of consuming foods containing pesticide and antibiotic residues on human health.