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(TreeHugger)   If we really wanted to save the planet we would only sell food in edible packaging   (treehugger.com) divider line 23
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2014-06-08 10:35:36 AM  
Or you could do the exact opposite and take foods that have natural wrappings and wrap them with plastic.
blogs.dallasobserver.com
 
2014-06-08 11:16:40 AM  
Oh, ffs.

Bokashi all your food waste (for producing seriously amazing free fertilizer at home without the stink)

Bokashi can even handle cellulose plastics and recycled paper.

Seriously, the current dependence of food packaging companies on new paper (virgin woodpulp) and bigoil plastics is horrifying.
 
2014-06-08 11:20:38 AM  
Well do you want ants?

Because that's how you get ants.
 
2014-06-08 11:23:27 AM  
Edible packaging isn't that clear of a solution. For one, you need to wash all of the shiat off that packaging that it has picked up from creation to delivery to sanitize it. When you get a UPS delivery, would you want to lick the box to get at what's inside? There are other edible packaging ideas that involve boiling the container to sanitize it and turn it into some edible mush, but who wants to eat edible mush? If the packaging was all that tasty in the first place, it would be the product.
 
2014-06-08 11:24:45 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Edible packaging isn't that clear of a solution. For one, you need to wash all of the shiat off that packaging that it has picked up from creation to delivery to sanitize it. When you get a UPS delivery, would you want to lick the box to get at what's inside? There are other edible packaging ideas that involve boiling the container to sanitize it and turn it into some edible mush, but who wants to eat edible mush? If the packaging was all that tasty in the first place, it would be the product.


It depends on whose box it is. ;)
 
2014-06-08 11:28:00 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: but who wants to eat edible mush


porridge. I eats it.
 
2014-06-08 11:57:52 AM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Edible packaging isn't that clear of a solution. For one, you need to wash all of the shiat off that packaging that it has picked up from creation to delivery to sanitize it. When you get a UPS delivery, would you want to lick the box to get at what's inside? There are other edible packaging ideas that involve boiling the container to sanitize it and turn it into some edible mush, but who wants to eat edible mush? If the packaging was all that tasty in the first place, it would be the product.


THIS
 
2014-06-08 12:10:21 PM  
This guy has some good ideas:  http://disappearingpackage.com/

If we just got rid of blister packs I'd be a happy man.
 
2014-06-08 12:13:23 PM  
They could cut back on packing materials. Do we really need to have a pack of paper towels with plastic wrap around each roll?
 
2014-06-08 12:28:42 PM  

dustman81: Or you could do the exact opposite and take foods that have natural wrappings and wrap them with plastic.
[blogs.dallasobserver.com image 500x364]


...When was that idea implemented? Did they do ANY research at all? I'm guess no because they would have realized that bananas brown faster in a closed in area so that's a REALLY dumb idea.
 
2014-06-08 12:35:04 PM  

NeverDrunk23: They could cut back on packing materials. Do we really need to have a pack of paper towels with plastic wrap around each roll?


I just don't buy the brands that do that, it's not hard
 
2014-06-08 12:36:30 PM  
Yeah this sounds like a total gimmick.  Biodegradable packaging seems to make more sense to me.  (But the bag is noisy WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!) (STFU)
 
2014-06-08 12:40:00 PM  
That would require some drastic bioengineering of chickens. So I'm on board.
 
2014-06-08 12:45:34 PM  
global3.memecdn.com
 
2014-06-08 12:49:10 PM  

jjorsett: That would require some drastic bioengineering of chickens. So I'm on board.


The chicken already comes in an edible package.

You'd just have to cut its head off yourself when you bring it back from the store.
 
2014-06-08 01:03:10 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Edible packaging isn't that clear of a solution. For one, you need to wash all of the shiat off that packaging that it has picked up from creation to delivery to sanitize it. When you get a UPS delivery, would you want to lick the box to get at what's inside? There are other edible packaging ideas that involve boiling the container to sanitize it and turn it into some edible mush, but who wants to eat edible mush? If the packaging was all that tasty in the first place, it would be the product.


Edible is going further than we need, but if it can be safely thrown into a compost pile then I'm OK with it. And boy howdy individually wrapped bananas is a horrible idea. I thought it was bad when they started bagging them by the bunch. How long before they start wrapping watermelon?
 
2014-06-08 01:10:20 PM  

picturescrazy: Edible is going further than we need, but if it can be safely thrown into a compost pile then I'm OK with it. And boy howdy individually wrapped bananas is a horrible idea. I thought it was bad when they started bagging them by the bunch. How long before they start wrapping watermelon?


In case microwaving a potato right out of the bag is too hard for you:

thismanskitchen.files.wordpress.com

I sure hope they come with pre-punched holes, or someone is going to blow one up.
 
2014-06-08 01:13:59 PM  
How about no.

I'm not interested in eating something that has had God knows how many people handle it before I came along. It's bad enough having to wash things like produce before you eat it, I sure as hell don't want to have to stand at the sink washing every damn item when I get home from the grocery store.
 
2014-06-08 02:14:43 PM  
Edible wrappings?
Try this link....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U5UH1kQeUA
 
2014-06-08 02:21:49 PM  
Jaden Smith First of His Name: ...but who wants to eat edible mush?

www.overthinkingit.com
 
2014-06-08 03:02:55 PM  

cryinoutloud: picturescrazy: Edible is going further than we need, but if it can be safely thrown into a compost pile then I'm OK with it. And boy howdy individually wrapped bananas is a horrible idea. I thought it was bad when they started bagging them by the bunch. How long before they start wrapping watermelon?

In case microwaving a potato right out of the bag is too hard for you:



I sure hope they come with pre-punched holes, or someone is going to blow one up.


Haha that wins.
 
2014-06-08 04:12:43 PM  
So one time we were out somewhere, we hadn't brought anything to eat (bad planning) and I was getting hungry. So I'm at such a young and inexperienced age where I didn't know what the fark things were, but my mother let me choose anyway. And I thought the giant hotdog thing looked like the best choice for starvation/taste/interesting reasons.

As it turns out these things are wrapped in paper so the light doesn't make it go stale sitting out all that time.

As it turns you can make paper that is soft and wrinkly and thin and it will still work, somehow.

As it turns out you can make paper any color you want so the company thought, "Why don't we wrap it in meat-colored paper? So our customers will think it's tasty."

So luckily I was sitting in the car with only my mother to see as I ate through 1/3 of the stupid thing. And then suddenly looked at it and thought, why is the "casing" fibrous? Why is it ripping like paper instead of stretch/tearing like meat?

I don't know what that did to my insides. But honestly the paper was probably better for me than the mad cow disease/mad pig disease colon log that I was biting into.
 
2014-06-08 04:18:48 PM  
How about just buy mainly fresh food from a farmers market? And, we use mesh bags instead of those plastic produce bags.

I'm also in the biodegradable or compostable instead of really edable. If I can stick it in the composter or just toss it out with the trash and know it'll actually degrade that would be nice. But I'm not likely to be eating the packaging.
 
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