For years, Mother Nature has had an effective (and all-natural) way of protecting her children, by putting skin on fruits and vegetables.
But now, one supermarket thought they had a better idea, deciding to peel and pre-package mandarins in plastic tubs.
When Nathalie Gordon came across the product on image sharing site Imgur, she so outraged she decided to share the picture. And as her tweet, which has had more than 50,000 retweets (and counting) shows, the world was outraged with her.
"If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn't need to waste so much plastic on them," the advertising executive from London tweeted.
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
The supermarket, which is called Whole Foods no less, says one of its core values it selling "the highest quality natural and organic products available".
Whole Foods Market swiftly responded to her complaint, promising to remove the items from their shelves.
@awlilnatty Definitely our mistake. These have been pulled. We hear you, and we will leave them in their natural packaging: the peel.— Whole Foods Market (@WholeFoods) March 3, 2016
A spokesperson from Whole Foods told The Huffington Post: "A lot of our customers love the convenience of our cut produce offerings, but this was a simple case where a handful of stores experimented with a seasonal product spotlight that wasn't fully thought through. We're glad some customers pointed it out so we could take a closer look."
I mean, we all think oranges can be tricky to peel - but COME ON PEOPLE.
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