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Yoga Upasana
Yoga Upasana

This is not only with TJ, but also with hundreds of companies accross the world, please sign the petition, let's make a change...!

Jesper Jakob Stelzner
Jesper Jakob Stelzner

the massive plastic used to wrap even smaller objects is just sickening, and when organic products are plastic wrapped too the whole idea goes down the drain.

Adrian Rogers
Adrian Rogers

There are other issues with plastic wrap. What does the plastic contain? Is it true that it contains hormones that could be damaging to ones health and body balance?

Elizabeth Breckinridge Haines

Finally! This why I don't buy broccoli at TJ'S!

Joanne Romig Nilsson
Joanne Romig Nilsson

Yes i think its ridiculous that people think plastic wrapping food makes it fresher??? When really all the bad fruit is hidden this way. Also like to add NO PLASTIC IS BIODEGRADABLE!

John Shankster
John Shankster

For me, it's the fact that everything in the back room

Bob Garza
Bob Garza

What most do not realize is that most plastic packaging is embedded with preservatives. At first you may think this is NOT a good thing but it is. Putting preservatives in the packaging material not only reduces spoiled produce which, in turn, reduces the cost of produce overall, but it also uses less preservative. Without preservatives built into the packaging, fruits and vegetables would have to be sprayed with the stuff. Putting the preservative in the packaging reduces the overall...

What most do not realize is that most plastic packaging is embedded with preservatives. At first you may think this is NOT a good thing but it is. Putting preservatives in the packaging material not only reduces spoiled produce which, in turn, reduces the cost of produce overall, but it also uses less preservative. Without preservatives built into the packaging, fruits and vegetables would have to be sprayed with the stuff. Putting the preservative in the packaging reduces the overall amount of preservatives used to protect fruits and vegetables.

Not only does the packaging reduce spoilage, keeping prices lower and food fresher, but it also eliminates pesky bugs that would otherwise make your store's produce department unappealing but would more quickly rot the produce.

Simon Lachance
Simon Lachance

You can't put raw peeled vegetables ('baby' carrots, shown in the picture) in a giant trough and expect them not to instantly spoil. Other things like cucumbers shouldn't even be shipped without being dipped in wax, and mushrooms go bad practically overnight if they aren't carefully preserved in vacuum or neutral-gas packaging, but that horrifies you too. If you want this any time soon, you're going to have to give up some of the variety you enjoy. There is no magic wand you can wave to...

You can't put raw peeled vegetables ('baby' carrots, shown in the picture) in a giant trough and expect them not to instantly spoil. Other things like cucumbers shouldn't even be shipped without being dipped in wax, and mushrooms go bad practically overnight if they aren't carefully preserved in vacuum or neutral-gas packaging, but that horrifies you too. If you want this any time soon, you're going to have to give up some of the variety you enjoy. There is no magic wand you can wave to 'green up' decades of research and development in food preservation and shipping.

Well, I mean, GMO could come pretty close using novel amino acids and the introduction of natural pesticides like caffeine, but you're doing your damnedest to make sure that doesn't happen, aren't you?

Qaiser Siddiqui
Qaiser Siddiqui

Happy to join this cause, we will do what we can do to make our earth safe and healthy.

Shane Gray
Shane Gray

Don't like excessive packaging on your vegetables? Care where your food comes from, buy from a CSA (community supported agriculture). A wide majority of communities that have access to a Trader Joe's will have access to a CSA! Just Google It!

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