Food Packaging: Is It Needed?

Photo: UW Conservation Magazine

A recent article in the University of Washington’s Conservation Magazine asked the question “what food should go nude“?

I know when I walk into a Trader Joes I get really irritated with all of the plastic and styrofoam packaging on the fruit and veggies. Especially the organics! Often I have to decide organic or package free when I select my produce. The UW’s article points out that while for meats and cheese packaging may actually be more environmentally friendly, for fruits and veggies there is no real benefit.