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Monday, October 11, 2004

An article in the NY Times about the lack of fruits and vegetables in the American diet, that treats produce like it's some new foreign alien food we've never heard of:

Most vegetables and fruits require some preparation - washing or peeling, cutting and often cooking. Busy meal makers can greatly reduce preparation time by using frozen vegetables and fruits and packaged prewashed salad ingredients. Many supermarkets also have salad bars, allowing consumers to buy only the amount of ready-to-use foods needed for a given meal.

Some unprocessed fruits and vegetables come ready to eat, needing perhaps only a rinse. They include bananas, apples, pears, grapes, berries, tomatoes, mushrooms and celery. One of my weight-watching friends snacks on Kirby cucumbers, which need no peeling.

Really? Some fruits and vegetables come ready to eat? Is this what America has come to? Wow. Disturbing.