On Tuesday I interviewed an organic farmer. We sat onstage, just chatting about the differences between organic and industrial farming. We called the presentation "Choice Foods."
People were a little surprised to discover that their red apples and red tomatoes are a misrepresentation of the truth. The truth is that they are green apples and green tomatoes that have been gassed in the greenhouse or in huge chambers, to make them blush red. They aren't really ripe. But they sure look good.
This got me thinking about my self, my choices. Do I put on a nice rosy face to the world, while indeed I'm just a green apple inside? I know that sometimes I do.
Apple photo by L.L. Barkat.