Step 1: Look at the Price.
Step 2: Look in the Trash
because there can be a store like this full of food and people on the same block starving because they don’t have enough pieces of paper to trade for it.
because the people who planted, maintained, harvested, and inspected all that produce are compensated barely enough to sustain themselves
because in order to drive down the prices of bananas, the us government and american fruit corporations destroyed the democratically elected leftist governments of numerous central american countries, placing murderous despots at the head of these “banana republics”.
because the scars of these crimes against humanity still haunt millions to this day.
I work in a grocery store. We are considered one of the better chains for produce quality, and out of the stores of this kind in the local area, we actually have good produce sparing procedures. Despite all of that, we waste 40% (FOURTY) of all the produce we receive. I throw out my own body weight daily in produce. I am not exaggerating or joking. This is capitalism.