Fruits and vegetables are delicious, but unlike bread and chips, they have skins that naturally preserve the food inside rather than plastic wrap that quickly becomes environment-harming waste.
Tired of the compostable, sustainable nature of foods like avocados, grocery stores like Stop & Shop and Canadian chain Sobeys now carry pre-peeled and pre-pitted versions, BuzzFeed reports.
Sobeys shopper Christine Kizik shared a photo of the product to the store's Facebook page, calling the packaging “wasteful” and seeking an explanation.
Ol' Sobes swiftly replied to Kizik's request on Facebook, writing,
Ah, yes, the struggle of figuring out how to eat food. We all know it well. It's like everyone always says,
In defense of the product, one blogger, Kim Sauder, pointed out on her blog, Crippledscholar, pre-packaged foods can make life easier for disabled shoppers.
We can all agree making vital routines, like food-prep and eating, easier for the disabled community is a must.
Some readers, however, argued the manufacturer's intention was not to create a product for disabled users but to prey on all consumers' love of convenience.
In response, Sauder said,
With a little luck and a lot of planning and revising, we all can, one day, enjoy prepped and pre-packaged natural foods that don't abuse environmentally harmful packaging.
After all, everyone deserves extra avocado on his or her sammies and salads.
Citations: Everyone Is Freaking Out About These Pre-Peeled Avocados Sobeys Is Selling (BuzzFeed), When Accessibility gets Labeled Wasteful (Crippledscholar)