In the age of 24-hour supermarkets and strawberries in December, we’ve become disconnected from the reality of food. Grocery store shelves are always stocked, so we rarely stop to think about where food came from, how it was grown, and why it’s packaged the way it is. Take pears, for instance. They’re often wrapped in bits of tissue paper, but have you ever asked why? A recent investigation by Fast Co. Design revealed the complicated world of pear packing and shipping. After learning the truth about this paper packaging, you’ll want to avoid anything but organically grown pears in the future.
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