Fruit is Fast Food

There is something startlingly                                                                                                       new at the convenience store                                                                                                                 of the gas station I frequent:

a Chiquita banana display                                                                                                                     free-standing                                                                                                                                     right up front, near the registers                                                                                                       95 cents

The only fresh food in the place!

Amidst shelf upon shelf                                                                                                                 aisle after aisle                                                                                                                                      of x-treme sweet/salty snacks

I tell you,
the colors are dazzling!

Other than that
far as I can see
they mostly sell lottery tickets

& you can’t eat those either


Thanks to Marai Wise for sending me this pic from Elahi Holistic: Where Ommm meets Yummm.

Is this part of the Food Revolution?

An Edible Alliance?

Is this farming some kind of PHARMN??

A marketing niche ripe for filling?

See a video about  “Chiquita to Go”:   Want bananas for your c store or foodservice operation but they’re always too green or too brown? Look no further, Chiquita To Go offers extended shelf life technology of up to 7 days longer than traditional bananas.


About John Wackman

A writer since I learned to hold a pencil (no, not like that...hold it like this!). Long-time writer/producer for television, now organizer of Repairs Cafes in the Hudson Valley (13 & counting!) -- Program Manager of Solarize Hudson Valley, non-profit, state supported, community sponsored renewable energy program. We're all re-inventing ourselves. It's a sci-fi world, isn't it?
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1 Response to Fruit is Fast Food

  1. I have had the same experience – you are traveling and hungry but there is no real food anywhere! What’s up with that???

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