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Monday, May 21, 2012

Where did the real food go???????

We were in Food Loin yesterday and in the produce section (the one that is in shrink mode) this sign was promenently displayed:

 

FL sign

They're shellacking my veggies????? I thought shellac was for wood….. To maintain freshness???? For how long????I mean this is crazy. Who wants a tomato that is 10 years old???? Now a turnip i can see but an Avocado with a beard is not appealing to most folks. Although i'm not sure about California!!!!

I'm starting to have flashbacks to the movie "Soylent Green"….. remember there is NO BLUE FOOD…..

BUT on the other hand this could be part of some big Eco Stimuless program. Could create a whole layer of employment from tomato polishers to apple buffers. Of course you would have to create an educational facility to teach fruit polishing. And there would have to be some sort of lower, middle, and upper management structure to over see the polishing. AND lets not forget the Quality Control section (hey buddy, you missed a spot). Now we all know that an organization that big will definitely need Government Overseeing. Possibly an arm of the Ag Dept. to make sure that the veggies are genetically manipulated correctly, and someone in Minerals to insure the quality of the oil that is used (don't want any Iranian stuff), and a division in Fish & Wildlife to insure that the beeswax comes from American bees (none of them Chineeze ones) that were properly genetically modified. Of course this whole conglomerate will have to be scrutinized by the SEC for insider trading and anti monopolization. 

OK OK OK , now let me count up all those jobs…… looks like about 125,239 to me. WOW!!!!! Now i really feel bad about complaining. All those folks would be out of work just because i want a fresh veggie. Down Right un-American to me….Sorry i brought it up.

Grenville (heading out to his secret fresh veggie garden and orchard)

10 comments:

Ludwig Keck said...

Shellac is necessary to preserve the illusion of fresh food. Remember, first the "natural flavors" are extracted (for use in processed food - see any label) [Where else did you think "natural flavors" came from?]. Be careful not to bite into one of those "fruits". There can't be much left inside.
P.S. BLUEberry pancakes were delicious.

Sandra said...

so this is why the cukes taste and feel funny.

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

It is impossible to find Shellac here, it was forbidden long ago because it was so unhealthy for us. Nice that we can find it on vegetables now days :-) :-) :-)

This is why I prefer to grow my own vegetables and fruits/berries :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

A Quiet Corner said...

I'm agreeing with Sandra about the cucs...my home grown taste MUCH better!...:)JP

Country Gal said...

On the news here they said they are also finding out that Organic isnt what its cut up to be either , just cause it says Organic doesnt mean its all Organic apparently . Free range for me all the way ! No wonder more and more people are growing and raising their own food now a days not only because of this but price wise as well . Have a good day !

possum said...

The only NEW part of this is that they are now telling you what they have been doing for years!
I worked grading cucumbers one summer back in the early 80s... probably 81 or 82... the cukes were "waxed" then before they rolled onto the line.
Did you know most fruit is spray painted, too? They aren't really that color. Sometimes you can even see the spot where a leaf got the paint, not the apple.

Montanagirl said...

Yuck - spray painted food? What's this world coming to?

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

So that's why fruit and vegetables are so expensive. We have to pay for those 125,239 jobs.

Daisy said...

You're lucky to be able to grow your own. Fresh from your own garden ALWAYS tastes best. :-)

Ginnie said...

Remember the days when the apples weren't exactly round and some times mottled in color ??? Not the prettiest to be sure but the taste was magnificent. Oh, to go back a bit ....

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