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!

Dayna O'Donnell Caler
Dayna O'Donnell Caler

How about "green" communication and forget about so much computerized BS. I'm with Barbara Harvey on this one. Sliced mushrooms would rot if not kept in an air-tight environment. When you go to a regular super market, what do you put your produce in? Is it not plastic... Let's get rid of disposable diapers...... something to think about.

Grant Thompson
Grant Thompson

I am looking at the zucchini in the picture as I hold a package in my hand. The tray is CARDBOARD. What is the problem with that? I cannot find cardboard trays in other grocery stores. Celebrate that small step forward and others will follow.

Steve Saunders
Steve Saunders

this has to stop.

Gary Aldrich
Gary Aldrich

Oh please.....regardless of their wrap...trader joes rules!

Laura Iancu
Laura Iancu

this is ridiculous. why just Trader Joes. Why not Walmart, Jewel, and these other stores. Trader Joes pays cash for their items and get the customers the lowest prices. It is a small company coompared to those who are in a higher bracket. I be lieve they should change there packaging, but I also be live that if you going to do it with this company, then you do it to all companies!

Caitlin J Willis
Caitlin J Willis
  • Laura Iancu

Because we have to start somewhere.

Steve Matin
Steve Matin
  • Laura Iancu

Every journey begins with the first step...

Stella Witt
Stella Witt
  • Laura Iancu

you can re a small company easier as a big one and you have to start to tell it everywhere to every company especially McDonalds,to stop using plastic straws -there exists paper ones and to stop giving away plastic toys etc.

Bonnie Louise Carpenter

I stopped shopping at Trader Joes long ago because of the ridiculous Plastic packaging. The issue is not about freedom of choice vs. regulations when islands of plastic bigger than Texas are floating in the ocean. Plastic is showing up in the bellies of fish, killing wild life and even multitudes of wild birds on remote islands. It pollutes our soils, our foods (for example plastic leaching into meat & cheese ) our oceans, rivers and lakes and the environment in general in unimaginable...

I stopped shopping at Trader Joes long ago because of the ridiculous Plastic packaging. The issue is not about freedom of choice vs. regulations when islands of plastic bigger than Texas are floating in the ocean. Plastic is showing up in the bellies of fish, killing wild life and even multitudes of wild birds on remote islands. It pollutes our soils, our foods (for example plastic leaching into meat & cheese ) our oceans, rivers and lakes and the environment in general in unimaginable ways! Just for the momentary convenience of a throw away plastic bag. This is the unltimate unconsciousness of humans trashing their planet which supports their very lives and existance.

Estelle Guenot
Estelle Guenot

I agree ..100 % ...with you Kathy...its with people like you Josh uneducated and stupid that the world won t change for the better...

Andrea Fuelling
Andrea Fuelling
  • Estelle Guenot

This is stupid. All the grocery stores need to be targeted, not just one. Why in the world do you say Josh is stupid and uneducated ? Just makes no sense.

Andrea Fuelling
Andrea Fuelling
  • Estelle Guenot

And learn punctuation

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