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July 31, 2008



Pretty, yes. Little protective nests made out of petroleum derived plastic, used once then discarded into a landfill, yes, that too. Kind of surprised you guys didn't pick up on that, actually!


I lived three years in Japan, and this has not changed much except they used to be wrapped in paper tissue, not plastic.

I also realize a lot of work done with fruit trees that will improve quality, but drastically raise the labor cost. Each piece of fruit on a tree was individually covered with tissue to keep the insects away. This is better than sprayed pesticides, but there may be some of that in the tissue.

It was also picked not so green as most are for shipment. Most nutrition is added to the fruit only three days before it is ripe enough to drop.

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