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2014-01-28 07:02:47 AM
And sales will plummet the moment you put this sticker on the side of the vending machine:

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2014-01-28 07:37:12 AM
Ugh. As if the creepy microwave burgers weren't questionable enough.
 
2014-01-28 07:44:26 AM
Tossed Salad?
 
2014-01-28 07:45:42 AM
People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.
 
2014-01-28 07:49:57 AM
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Hmm, decisions, decisions.
 
2014-01-28 07:51:30 AM
I just spilled water on myself at work, so F*CK THAT VENDING MACHINE AND F*CK THE GUY WHO INVENTED IT.
 
2014-01-28 07:55:38 AM
i44.photobucket.com


What'd yáll just say about me?!


/Peaches
 
2014-01-28 08:02:57 AM

CRtwenty: Ugh. As if the creepy microwave burgers weren't questionable enough.


They actually look pretty good.  The big question I have is it looks like they'd be difficult to eat out of the jar, at least if they're vended all stratified like in the pictures instead of pre-tossed.
 
2014-01-28 08:04:26 AM

Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.


It's not necessary to center your entire diet on what is locally available and in-season. In fact, it's a little silly to say that's what everyone needs considering how that would limit some areas because certain foods don't grow well there.  If it weren't for the need and process of canning and preserving, we wouldn't have jellies and jams and jars of tomato sauce and a whole catalog of recipes built around making use of preserved vegetables.

Don't get me wrong, nothing is better than fresh local produce, but you can't realistically expect that to be the sum total of your diet.
 
2014-01-28 08:05:44 AM
*sheepiashly raises hand*
 
2014-01-28 08:07:40 AM

kwame: Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.

It's not necessary to center your entire diet on what is locally available and in-season. In fact, it's a little silly to say that's what everyone needs considering how that would limit some areas because certain foods don't grow well there.  If it weren't for the need and process of canning and preserving, we wouldn't have jellies and jams and jars of tomato sauce and a whole catalog of recipes built around making use of preserved vegetables.

Don't get me wrong, nothing is better than fresh local produce, but you can't realistically expect that to be the sum total of your diet.


and don't get me started on refrigeration
 
2014-01-28 08:08:53 AM
 
2014-01-28 08:13:19 AM

Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.


I've actually found that the grape tomatoes are pretty good in terms of taste and price.

Tomatoes are about the only thing that I can't live without, year-round
 
2014-01-28 08:18:16 AM

Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.


Yeah by all means lets bankrupt food distributors so when we have regional droughts people starve.  It costs less (in money and carbon emissions) to ship apples around the world than it does to preserve them for a year.

Good corn in the spring? It's in the freezer aisle.
 
2014-01-28 08:21:21 AM

Egoy3k: Yeah by all means lets bankrupt food distributors so when we have regional droughts people starve. It costs less (in money and carbon emissions) to ship apples around the world than it does to preserve them for a year.


If they're being shipped they're still being preserved (in nitrogen).
 
2014-01-28 08:23:57 AM

Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.


My dietary needs are perfectly satisfied by eating venison and tree bark all winter, though I do have to supplement minerals with pebbles and sand.
 
2014-01-28 08:27:46 AM
Iceberg, shredded cheese, thousand island dressing, greasy croutons. And jullienne hams sticks.
Call me when you got that.
 
2014-01-28 08:30:47 AM

Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.


I agree with this 100%.  The poster above who said ~~Don't get me wrong, nothing is better than fresh local produce, but you can't realistically expect that to be the sum total of your diet.

Well, you knock yourself out and enjoy your tainted food from abroad, but not me. I'm not saying sub-standard produce does not exist in the United States but you can easily pick it out.  And the person who said good corn is available in the winter in the frozen foods aisle - WTF?!?
 
2014-01-28 08:33:16 AM
Years ago our work vending machine had sandwiches, fruit, and those little prepackaged salads.
 
2014-01-28 08:34:29 AM
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2014-01-28 08:38:00 AM

Cold_Sassy: Well, you knock yourself out and enjoy your tainted food from abroad, but not me.


I pickle peppers and preserve vegetables myself.  It's not hard.  I also do research into what canned and preserved foods I buy before I purchase.  Amazingly, it's not hard to do that either.

Cold_Sassy: And the person who said good corn is available in the winter in the frozen foods aisle - WTF?!?


Flash freezing preserves the cell membranes of foods like corn.  It's perfectly fine.  How do you not know this?  Do you just throw out your food or have some remarkable system for buying precisely what you need every time?  It would be exhausting buying in small enough increments that food never needed to be preserved.
 
2014-01-28 08:38:43 AM

burdock: Pwnzor: People really need to learn to eat locally and seasonally.  Human beings don't need access to every single fruit and vegetable all the time.  In the Northeast US, there are no good tomatoes or peaches in the winter. There are no good pears or corn to eat in the Spring.  Apples in the summer are horrible.  Eat what's locally in season and it will always be fresh and delicious and you might actually get more satisfaction because you will learn to look forward to the next season's harvest.

My dietary needs are perfectly satisfied by eating venison and tree bark all winter, though I do have to supplement minerals with pebbles and sand.


Well, notionally, you're supposed to have stock-piled potatoes, onions, turnips, and other root vegetables to eat during the winter.
 
2014-01-28 08:49:13 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Well, notionally, you're supposed to have stock-piled potatoes, onions, turnips, and other root vegetables to eat during the winter.


That's the problem with claiming people need to eat seasonally and locally.

Here, that leaves you eating gourds, herbs, and mushrooms.  It's a dumb proposition.
 
2014-01-28 08:59:48 AM

Dwight_Yeast: Egoy3k: Yeah by all means lets bankrupt food distributors so when we have regional droughts people starve. It costs less (in money and carbon emissions) to ship apples around the world than it does to preserve them for a year.

If they're being shipped they're still being preserved (in nitrogen).


I never said that they weren't. I said, it costs less in carbon emissions and money to ship produce around the world than it does to preserve it for a year.  We don't need to stop eating produce just because it's not local and it's a really bad idea to to this.  It directly impacts food security.  Currently we have access to food gown all over the world and if we have crop failures we buy food from elsewhere.  If everyone bought locally effectively dismantling international food distribution then crop failures mean food shortages.

Eat local is just fine for individuals but as a movement it's simply another way for pampered westerners to fark up the world with flashy slogans and poorly thought out ideas.  The same as when well fed white trust fund kids protest GMO crops in sub Saharan Africa.
 
2014-01-28 09:05:56 AM
Do you still get a live frog staring back at you?
 
2014-01-28 09:43:52 AM
you don't win friends with salad.
 
2014-01-28 09:44:26 AM
Wild Idea:

Don't eat like its the 1700s, be smart, think critically, and you will be able to enjoy all kinds of foods from around the world year round! And hey, if pickling and growing your own food is your hobby, then by all means go for it, but don't get all high and mighty about your little garden or locally produce food. It's easy to say that when you live in a first world nation and not Uganda.
 
2014-01-28 02:09:34 PM
Yeah, brand new idea. Never been done before ..

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2014-01-28 09:16:27 PM
so this just got installed next door to my office (the 2nd one in LA )  and yes I tried it today ... it was ... ok . better than your average frozen burrito but not as good as authentic hole in the wall mexican places.

/ for $3 , its good for something.  img.fark.net
 
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