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Rotten Apples and Produce Dallas

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This is an odd post for me, but I’m hoping somebody out there can shed some light on what is happening to produce in the stores more and more often.

My wife and I typically buy our fruits and veggies at Tom Thumb or H-Mart, a local Asian market in Carrollton TX, but we’ve seen the same thing when we buy produce at our local Walmart from time to time. Fruits and veggies look and feel fresh on the outside, but when you bite into them or cut them open the center is rotten. I’m over 40 and I’ve never seen this in my entire life until the last couple of years. (What are we doing to our produce?)

A few nights ago, I stopped into our local Tom Thumb store that I shop frequently, and passed up the fruit section because it looked so bad. When I got to the counter, there was an employee who had brought an onion back. When he cut it open, the center of the onion was filled with a brown liquid almost as if the center was completely rotted out. You’ll never guess what I heard him telling the cashier; “I’m almost 50 years old and I’ve never seen anything like this in my entire life”.

I’m sure someone from a produce company will find this post and hopefully comment. I’m betting it’s because we are now dosing our produce in some cases with low amounts of radiation, but I’d like for someone in the produce industry to comment.

Why are more and more fruits and veggies rotting from the inside out? Look at the apple to the left, it looks great except for the core which is completely rotten.

This weekend I’m going to visit a whole foods store and see if their produce quality is any better. Have you gotten and produce that looks like this? Comment below>>

Here’s a link I found to a WFAA News 8 report on Dallas Farmers Market

November 12, 2010 |
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