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I am so tired of throwing away food...

 

Yet again, I'm throwing away food I just bought this morning.  A 32 oz bag of green beans from Whole Foods.  I cooked them like I always do and they have hardly any taste at all and what taste they do have isn't a green bean taste.

 

I buy fruit that has no taste and throw it away.  On and on.   Over and over.   I thought the answer was to buy only what is local and in season but I've tried that too with similar results.

 

The Ranier cherries are decent, barely.   

 

Am I the only one???

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Re: I am so tired of throwing away food...

It's not just you!  I picked up my grocery order today...the tomatoes are nearly tasteless.  Pseudo Tomatoes.

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Re: I am so tired of throwing away food...

No, that has not been my experience.

 

 

Maybe your taste buds are changing?

 

 

 

I only throw food out that is old/spoiled.

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Re: I am so tired of throwing away food...

You're right, food doesn't have the rich taste of the past.  Genetic modifications have done a lot of damage.

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Re: I am so tired of throwing away food...

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Try your local farmer's market for fresh, seasonal fruit & veggies with real flavor. Now's the timeSmiley Happy

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Re: I am so tired of throwing away food...

@Bridgegal 

 

Not just you.  DH & I have been noticing a slowwww  downturn for years, especially with meat.  Unless you season it heavier than in the past or do a sauce it's tasteless.

 

Sad to say, I think it may become worse...

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@Anonymous032819 

 

 

Yes, I know they are (that's another story)  but DH says the same thing.   

 

I think they have messed with our food to the point that it doesn't have the flavor it used to.

 

I bought fresh organic green beans last year at our local farmers market.  $7.00 a pound and they had NO taste.

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@Bridgegal wrote:

 

Yet again, I'm throwing away food I just bought this morning.  A 32 oz bag of green beans from Whole Foods.  I cooked them like I always do and they have hardly any taste at all and what taste they do have isn't a green bean taste.

 

I buy fruit that has no taste and throw it away.  On and on.   Over and over.   I thought the answer was to buy only what is local and in season but I've tried that too with similar results.

 

The Ranier cherries are decent, barely.   

 

Am I the only one???


@Bridgegal,  if this phenomenon is spreading to other foods or becoming more frequent I strongly urge you to discuss this with your doctor, particularly if you find the loss of taste to be mostly with savory foods while sweets/sweeter foods taste good or even better.

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It's not just you!  I picked up my grocery order today...the tomatoes are nearly tasteless.  Pseudo Tomatoes.


@alicedee Ripen like the farmers did in a paper bag a few days.

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@Bridgegal wrote:

 

Yet again, I'm throwing away food I just bought this morning.  A 32 oz bag of green beans from Whole Foods.  I cooked them like I always do and they have hardly any taste at all and what taste they do have isn't a green bean taste.

 

I buy fruit that has no taste and throw it away.  On and on.   Over and over.   I thought the answer was to buy only what is local and in season but I've tried that too with similar results.

 

The Ranier cherries are decent, barely.   

 

Am I the only one???


@Bridgegal   I'm not tossing food but I agree that the taste of food is almost non-existent.

 

I almost bought Ranier cherries at WF the other day-but last year the cherries-both Ranier and the deep red type tasted had an awful taste-sour-like and these were organic, too.

 

I know those bags of green beans; I have stayed away from them.

I haven't seen fresh loose green beans in ages.

 

I bought 2 nectarines-the white flesh because those are sweeter than yellow flesh-and they were also sour tasting.

 

Forget the peaches.  You could play baseball with them they were so hard.

 

 

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