Whole Foods Market has once again stirred an online debate over a controversial product with their plastic-packaged peeled oranges.
It all started when one woman named Natalie Gordon tweeted a picture with the caption, “If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t need to waste so much plastic on them.”
If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t need to waste so much plastic on them. Mashable
— Nathalie Gordon (@awlilnatty) Mashable
Her point was valid — why would you peel oranges to sell them in plastic and presumably for more money than a normal unpeeled orange is given that it’s Whole Foods we’re dealing with? Give the planet a break and reduce the use of plastic.
Whole Foods soon responded to Gordon:
But that wasn’t the end of the debate. Soon, other Twitter users began to make a great point about pre-peeled oranges being easier for people with arthritis to eat.
Now there’s this tricky debate between helping the planet and helping people with arthritis eat oranges. At the very least, it’s probably safe to assume that the best solution isn’t either of the two options. How would you solve it?