DailyDirt: Sealed For Freshness… In Plastic

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What is a healthy meal? If you look closely enough at almost anything, you’ll find it’s not as simple as you might expect. Should you eat more fruits and vegetables? Of course you should. But what if the fruit is pre-cut and conveniently packaged (or comes with a free frogurt)? Marketing healthy (or “healthier“) foods is making it a bit confusing to know what’s really healthy and what’s just over-priced and convenient. Yay!

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Paul Renault (profile) says:

Re: Really???

Maybe you should get out more…

Often, when I come across a person who’s arguing for or is only aware of the ‘usual’ way to peel bananas (usually they’re complaining about how difficult it is, how they need to use a knife, etc, etc), I like to point them to one of many Youtube videos that show how chimpanzees peel bananas.

Google it yourself. It just might change your life. Or not.

Rekrul says:

Re: Re: Re: Really???

Sorry, but just because one or two people want to imitate a monkey is no reason to claim there’s any kind of great “argument” about a “right” way. Again, outside a couple videos on monkeys, NO ONE does it that way.

Not a “right” way, just an easier way to start the peeling process. I always used to do it the traditional way by bending the stem and hoping the peel cracks before I end up smushing the banana too badly. Then I saw one of the videos and started doing it that way. Pinching the bottom end easily splits the peel. The only down side is that there’s a little hard brown bit at the bottom that you need to pinch off.

Anonymous Coward says:

In some ways this could be better. If you toss the peel/skin/etc in the regular trash instead of composting, but whole foods collects bulk food waste to be composted, then that is a net win. Considering that most people who shop at whole foods also have easy access to plastic recycling pick ups as well.

Sure its a dumb system, but the alternatives could be worse.

John85851 (profile) says:

Re: Re:

But is it a net win? What happens to the plastic containers that the fruit is in? If the store is removing the skin because people throw the skin in the trash (instead of composting), won’t these same people simply throw the plastic containers in the trash instead of recycling them?
Or are we singling out Whole Foods buyers because they’re more environmentally friendly? 🙂

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