Orange you glad Whole Foods launched this product? A Californian Whole Foods store has been attacked for selling pre-peeled oranges packaged in plastic despite oranges already having a natural packaging-the peel.
The supermarket chain, which ironically has a “Green Mission” statement, was lampooned on social media for its product:
If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t need to waste so much plastic on them. pic.twitter.com/00YECaHB4D
— Nathalie Gordon (@awlilnatty) March 3, 2016
— Anthony Domanico (@ajdomanico) March 3, 2016
— Marcel Steeman (@msteeman) March 3, 2016
Some people have pointed out that this product could appeal to people with disability or people who struggle to peel an orange. Whole Foods issued an apology, adding the product is an experiment in just a handful of stores:
— Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) March 4, 2016