Blog: Guilty as charged?

Catherine Sleep | 24 January 2005

We all love the sight of a stacked fruit bowl, brimming over with several different types of fruit of complementary hues. But apparently we chuck a great deal of it in the bin rather than eating it.

A new study polled 500 families and found that more than half of all households throw away unused fruit and vegetables every week. Poor show, I guess, although it does at least prove that shoppers move around the supermarket with healthy intentions.

I have to admit I’ve done this in the past, when I lived alone. I did get a kick out of looking at (and choosing from) an impressive bowl of fruit, preferably with lots of different colours in it. But there was only me to eat it, and I was often away… I found that getting married and sharing a fruit bowl with my husband was the way forward. Not that that’s the answer for everyone. And in any case he’s already taken, so you can’t have him.

Rotten fruit


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