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Green is for vegetables

At my office, we spend an awful lot of time thinking about food systems and ways to get fresh fruits and vegetables in the hands of underserved communities. This is just one of the reasons I love my job—how many people get to go to work and do something that actually aligns with what they think about 90 percent of the time when not at the office?

OK, maybe I think about food 85 percent of the time. There has to be room and time to think about cocktails. (Made with local ingredients, of course, preferably from the farmer’s market.)

Regardless, this Andy Rooney video, in which he takes his curmudgeonly commentary about buying fruits and vegetables to a New York City market, made the rounds at our office. As someone who, like Andy, has often wondered about the next generation of seedless grapes, I found it highly amusing. I hope you enjoy it, as well.

2 Comments on “Green is for vegetables”

  1. #1 Organic Compost Gardens
    on Aug 19th, 2009 at 4:39 am

    Haha, I love how you thought about cocktails, but its most likely the truth. I think that everyone should eat more fruit, but these days how many people actually grow their own food? I mean, I know my family does, but we live out in the country and have learned the importance of eating organics and veggies from the garden. I agree with the video, most people have no idea if the fruit or veggies they are about to buy is good or not, much less how much longer it will be good for! Our current society would much rather go to Mc. Donald’s and pick up a burger filled with 95% fat!!!!

  2. #2 inadvertentgardener
    on Aug 19th, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Organic Compost Gardens, that’s one of the saddest things about our society, I think. :-(

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