Sliced Peanut Butter Individually Wrapped in Plastic
San Jose Mercury News 17jul01
Sliced peanut butter to hit U.S. stores
Oklahoma -- Pre-sliced peanut butter is on its way to U.S. store shelves in test markets, food researchers from Oklahoma State University said Monday.
``It's all about convenience,'' said William McGlynn, a member of the team that developed the product.
The peanut butter comes individually wrapped in plastic sheets, like sliced cheese. A package of 16 one-ounce slices will start selling soon in Wal-Mart stores in Oklahoma and the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
So...... we buy this plastic-coated pesticide-ridden peanut butter that probably has sugar and hydrogenated fats made from genetically engineered corn or soy. Spread it on Wonder bread made from ??? basically anything they feel like adding, with a PS knife... wrap it in a Glad Storage Bag, and ship our kid off to school in a bus that doesn't have seat belts, spewing diesel particulates, carcinogens and endocrine disruptors.
The sandwich sits in a locker that is moldy and at a high temperature where the plastics can ooze into the sandwich. But, have no fear, that peanut butter is protected by the hydrogenated fats and preservatives.
On to the classroom where all surfaces are covered with vinyl or some other synthetic material that fills the air with the scent of, as Ricardo Montalban (sp?) would say, Rich Corinthian Leather.
Dang! Enough of this slow death by legalized/commercialized poison products.
Sorry for all that, but the endless search for new ways to turn our world into plastic really is a bit beyond any form of sanity. Perhaps we could find gainful employment for all the "scientists" with nothing better to do than despoil whatever we have left of the natural world.
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