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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Potato or Tomato?

8 comments:

Dance 4 Oceans said...

Wow! Is it really that bad? This is beyond my expectation.
I assume that many parents buy canned or bagged food to fix meals now a days. There are too many "Ready-To-Eat" foods in supermarkets, which generate more trash!

used cell phone said...

nice video Dave...it will be a embarrassing thing for us if our child forget to recognize the vegetable..

pacebutler said...

seriously embarrassing thing

heatherb said...

I saw this too, it shocked me in a serious way! How did we let this happen to our youth?

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Joseph Ratte said...

I am surprised too but I am a little more amused. I work in the produce department near my house, and before I got to that position I worked as a cashier and was confused on a few of the vegetables or fruit that would come through. Also, it isn' much surprising to find that probably these kids do not go with their parents to the grocery store--as long as the food is there right?

to Dance 4 Oceans and the other bloggers, there is a lot of "ready to eat foods" but they are for more convenience than anything else cuz people are lazy. Just the other day a lady asks me if we have any cut up pineapples, I say not right now, but we do have some but are really small amount. So i end up showing her how to pick out a ripe pineapple and tells me she has never had to cut up a pineapple. also "ready to eat" foods are per say less expensive, but might not be as much quality and as expensive as REAL produce and all of the added individual ingrediants. So I am a high school senior ,17 years old, and know these things that a twenty-something year old doesnt. its not just children but adults too that cannot recognize fruits or vegetables.if i could video tape all the things like what happened in this video, it would be appaling. But can anyone really say that it is embarrassing, for are you too one of those who do not know what vegetable or fruit you are looking at?

Dear Dave,
I am a high school senior in North Carolina, and for my AP Environmental Science class we had spoken about you and your quest on keeping your trah for a year. So I propose to you: What if we could somehow collect all of the rotten produce or expired salads or anything related to produce, collect it and transport it somewhere to produce biofuels? It would mean less solid waste in our lanfills and incinerators or other places. I was brainstorming about this randomly during work. would you propose this has already been proposed that you know of? Thanks for responding to Mr. Dillman's blog and answering my peers' responses. I just thought that this little video was amusing. I would like to know what I should maybe propose to my manager's manager in this aspect of new fuels and preventing a lot of waste from still piling up at:
http://dillmanapenvironmental.blogspot.com/
thanks, sir!

Dave said...

Joseph,
Way to go at it. It's an interesting idea but you'd have to consider the energy used to transport it and that would be offset by whatever was gained. In the long run, probably not worth it. Much moreso though would be setting upa huge composter on site. Produce goes in adn compost comes out. The store could make money selling compost to local gardners. What'dya think?

Dave said...

Joseph,
Way to go at it. It's an interesting idea but you'd have to consider the energy used to transport it and that would be offset by whatever was gained. In the long run, probably not worth it. Much moreso though would be setting upa huge composter on site. Produce goes in adn compost comes out. The store could make money selling compost to local gardners. What'dya think?

piper craven said...

o my. it's worse than i thought. kiddies...come on! i mean...parents, come on!! now i'm depressed.