Friday, March 11, 2011

What Is Wrong With Us?

This morning I was reading the various blogs I subscribe to in Google Reader and found that Beth Terry of My Plastic Free Life had this video to share:




I don't know about you, but it seems our quest to market and package things has gone a bit too far.


4 comments:

Deanna said...

David and I watched that the other night and just sat there shaking our heads. Why???

Cherie said...

Deanna, the "microwave ready," potatoes that are individually wrapped in plastic get to me, too. I have read that in Japan, they individually wrap things like eggs!

Kalee said...

My SIL posted about the banana on facebook, and I was a little perplexed. I don't think the average person really understand what is going on with this, but it's a company who is trying to sell produce longer. The can take an under ripe banana, put it in a plastic bag with gas that ripens it and then allows it to look fresh longer (it's what they do with bagged salads). It's not fresh, it loses nutrients, but it looks fine. It's why I try to avoid even buying lettuce in bags anymore, I found they tended to not last once opened because it wasn't fresh to begin with. I've bought fresh arugula at the farmer's market that has lasted over a week just sitting in a container in my fridge, but a bag of arugula from the store lasts maybe a few days.

Cherie said...

Kalee, it makes so much more sense with your explanation. I thought it had something to do with either our germaphobe nation or with people desiring pretty packaging. Now I know it's just to sell us produce that is beyond its peak.