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Would You Buy Peeled Oranges?

Whole Foods got into a bit of public relations trouble last year when they sold asparagus water for $6. Now they’ve come up with a new convenience product: oranges, already peeled for you and then packaged in a hard plastic container that probably takes as long to open as it would to peel an orange. They cost $5.99 a pound. That’s a bit pricy for oranges, but remember, you’ve got to factor in the cost of someone peeling them for you, and the cost of the elaborate packaging, too. -via The Daily Dot


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RA oand Dupuytren's contracture would be the kind of disability that would keep someone from peeling an orange with ease.
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I believe there is an argument that a product such as this helps makes the fruit more accessible for those who may have disabilities, which is something I never thought of before. I'm not sure what kind of disability would prevent you from peeling an orange but having the independence to enjoy an orange without help must be nice. Though the packaging looks like it might still be a difficulty for someone without the hand use to peel the orange in the first place.

Maybe whole foods or whoever should visit with better packaging ideas for accessibility and sustainability. I was glad to have the idea brought to my attention though. At first i was pretty appalled by the idea of a prepackaged orange, but knowing there are people that can't do something I take for granted is very eye opening that maybe the product wasn't meant for "me"

Though, I've seen Frozen brand grapes. And those are still the worst thing I've seen in a produce section.
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