Whole Foods Orange Packaging is Less than Appealing to Others

Whole Foods Orange Packaging is Less than Appealing to Others


Whole Foods is facing controversy regarding how buyers feel about their peeled oranges that are sold in plastic containers. Over 70,000 tweets have been shared about this worldwide topic, explained Huffingtonpost.com.

An image appeared on Imgur, an online image sharing community that showcased peeled oranges in individual plastic containers at a Whole Foods in California, with the caption, “Are people really that lazy nowadays?”  Nathalie Gordon retweeted the image, sarcastically responding, “If only nature would find a way to cover these oranges so we didn’t need to waste so much plastic on them,” according to Fox News.

The problem is that this protest ignores how pre-prepared food impacts people with disabilities. The most common complaints about selling these oranges are either that using the extra packaging is wasteful or that anyone who buys this product must be lazy, reported Huffingtonpost.com.

Others suggest that it is fine to have the oranges unpeeled in plastic containers for elderly and disabled people that are not able to peel the fruit. “We are glad some customers pointed it out so we could take a closer look,” stated Whole Foods  in an interview with Dailymail.com.

“Definitely our mistake. These have been pulled. We hear you, and we will leave them in their natural packaging: the peel,” reported Whole Foods.