Writing on the wall…I mean fruit
Last night, I was going through my usual channel surfing routine on the television before bed. Bravo had Crocodile Dundee, ehh, next! Food Network…Unwrapped, not my favorite, but it’ll do for another second while I answer an instant message on the computer. I looked up again to switch to USA (I know, pretty random, it’s new on my lineup, I like their “Starter Wife” series,) when a segment about labeling fruit caught my eye.
Sounds realllllly interesting, right? “Fruit labeling! Stop the presses!” But actually, it was. You see, this wasn’t about your slapped on stickers that you’ll often see stuck to the skin of an apple or a nectarine. It was about a laser that “carved” out an image of an expiration date from the skin of many a fruit.
I think at one point they were actually nicknamed fruit tattoos.
Here is a picture of a tattooed vegetable from Hydroponics, a company that makes the laser machines:
Would you eat a fruit or vegetable that appeared to have writing on it? Machine producers make many a claim that there is no harm in the labeling, it is not an ink, but rather a carving of the outer layer of skin to produce a color difference. Still, they address, it make freak some out.
It does freak me out a bit, but I have a feeling I’ll get used to it. Thoughts?
-Hillary, almost done with last week’s abundant fruit offerings