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Organic shouldn't be in plastic

Why do the big Swiss supermarket chains COOP and Migros wrap their expensive organic vegetables in plastic packages, while their cheaper chemical-laden varieties remain unwrapped and dry? We pay a premium for the "bio" label, so why are we made to accept vegetables that have been sweating and decomposing at a faster rate in plastic?

Doing some internet research, I found a letter from a consumer to Migros asking why the supermarket chain sells its organic zucchinis and eggplants in tough plastic wrappers. Representatives at Migros replied saying that they do so to satisfy consumers, who want to make sure that what they are really buying  is "bio" and to avoid the threat of contamination during transportation.

But according to the initial questioner, Swiss law concerning organic packaging prohibits packaging made out of "PVC or other chlorinated plastics." I wonder if that plastic packaging is biodegradable, or are we on to something?

Plastic wraps are sim…