ripening technology?


del monte has announced that they will begin selling packaged bananas in convenience stores, leisure centers and gyms.  they will be marketed under the slogan ‘natural energy snack on the go’. according to del monte reps, the plastic bag contains ripening technology that will make the banana ripen more slowly – giving it a longer shelf life.

i, along with many other people, feel that this is a step backward because it will add to the problem of landfill trash not to mention littering! why is it necessary to add a plastic wrap to bananas when they have a peel that protects the fruit in the first place?! what do you think?


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