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Food Quality Decline?

Okay, maybe I've just gone full schizo, but has anyone else noticed a decline in food quality lately? It seems that in the past few months, food (particularly fresh foods) seems to taste worse and spoil faster.

I've had multiple occasions where fresh vegetables were already starting to spoil or had mold on them inside the display bins in the grocery store. I've also been picking up more packaged items only to find out they expired months ago once I get them home. Meat seems lower quality despite costing triple (stringy, tough, strange odors).

Are my local grocery stores just getting lazier or is the supply chain really that fucked up?

  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Everything alright here in Germany.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Everything alright here in Germany.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      and people say Germans don't have a sense of humour

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >Are my local grocery stores just getting lazier
      No, they are deliberately extending sell by dates.
      The food is spoiling faster because it is older.
      It's older because there isn't enough to maintain quality. Quality standards are falling. They are scraping the bottom of the barrel. Stuff which would have been discarded before.

      Nope. Even potatoes and onions which keep well now go bad very shortly.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >potatoes and onions
        >Flags checks out
        one with nicotine and pesticides and the other makes you a homosexual

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >eats horse meat lasagna
      Naw everything's fine here bro

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        What does horse taste like? Goat? Deer? I think our cowboy Western culture has made that not a thing here. Our horses are treated like dogs.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Similar to beef

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          i ate dog in korea. tastes like chicken

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It's somewhere between beef and reindeer

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Idk but i just bought a pound of ground elk and made stroganoff with it. Breddy gud

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Elk is breddy dm gud. I like to make ragu with it.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              elk meat noodles with gnochi

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah i was thinking next time id make some tomato-based meat sauce with it. The gamey meat does well with a long stew or thorough cooking

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Swap the beef for Elk. You need some pork for fat, unless you have some really fatty Elk bits to grind.
                Bolognese:
                Method;
                Sofrito(1 onion, 3 celery sticks, 3 carrots)
                S&P
                150g tomato paste
                400g pealed tomato
                1L Passata or 400g crushed tomatoes
                EVOO
                Red vino
                Milk
                Pork/Beef/veal (3/2/1)
                Pappardelle
                Parmigiano-Reggiano

                Cook sofrito till just golden (~15mins)
                +tomato paste
                +meat (cook till just not red)
                +vino
                Cook off alcohol
                S&P
                Cook till almost no liquid
                +vino
                +passata
                +peeled tomato
                Cook 4hr+ uncovered
                +H2O as needed
                +Cup of milk when close to done
                +Salt to taste

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Thx to LIDL and ALDI. Best German retailers ever. If it werwnt for you Id be poor. Switzerland is too expensive.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      False

      Okay, maybe I've just gone full schizo, but has anyone else noticed a decline in food quality lately? It seems that in the past few months, food (particularly fresh foods) seems to taste worse and spoil faster.

      I've had multiple occasions where fresh vegetables were already starting to spoil or had mold on them inside the display bins in the grocery store. I've also been picking up more packaged items only to find out they expired months ago once I get them home. Meat seems lower quality despite costing triple (stringy, tough, strange odors).

      Are my local grocery stores just getting lazier or is the supply chain really that fucked up?

      I buy bundles of carrors and they completely dissolve and rot within 3 days.
      Bananas are either green or already mushy.
      Berries always have a ton of mold to the point you have to throw half of them out.

      So yeah. It didn't use to be this bad.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes even hear we had a bunch of rotten strawberries and shit goes off fast.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      > hear
      Retarded Aussie bro, why even live?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      We had a year of flooding rain though, you couldn't grow anything and it came on top of the rona virus making normal harvests impossible.

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Lemons are totally hit or miss at most places now, they will mold within 2 days. Only one grocer in my area has decent ones now.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Can't speak for the US but in the UK the farmers have lost their ability to hire immigrants in what was effectively slave labor.
    Now they're refusing to fill the spots leading to fruit and veg spending longer in the fields an turning to shit on the shelves.
    Now there's shelves in tescos that used to be almost empty now sitting full of damaged produce because nobody wants to buy it.
    So Tesco will eventually lower their stock orders, asbolutely raping the farmers profit margins.
    Greed cometh before the fall.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yep, couple months ago heard news about how farms in Britain were going to do without seasonal Ukranian labor. Looked up online ads for farm work, offers were at most 5 pounds an hour.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      why dont they just raise their wages? isnt that how supply and demand work or is supply and demand only for you supplying labour to the demanding masters.

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, earlier this year all the produce looked nasty as fuck and the ones that did not went bad after a few days but thankfully it seemed to stabilize. Things still seems to spoil quicker as the bags of onions and potatoes I buy seem to only last half as long as they use to.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Nice organic strawberries. How's that working out for you?

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Supply chain issues and diversity hires who look at spoiling food on the shelves and think "good enough. maybe somebody will buy this"

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this is actually sad but true. i work with a Mexican who is an assistant manager. he puts out nasty food on purpose and says "if they are dumb enough to buy it." makes me sick and he handles seafood. gross.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This is an opportunity for people to start CSAs that produce higher quality, maybe even cheaper, food than the bland half-rotten shit shipped across the country/ocean. I convinced a boomer who owns a vacant lot to let me grow on it for cheap. And it's close to a high school so I can pay the kids to harvest it.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      If you start a csa eventually the food cops will come raid your house and shoot your dog.

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    fresh food out of your garden wilts and spoils quick only shit from the grocery store has a 2 month shelf life you figure the rest out

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This, you kids are fucked. Learn to select produce and shop as local as you can.

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    chemicals

    thats why

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    As the general unconscious of the world shifts away from God and towards Satan things like moldy food happen faster and easier.
    >many ways to test this thoery
    Get two jars of cooked rice and lid them.
    Write love on one and hate on the other.
    Tell one jar positive things and one jar negative things
    >Watch as the hate jar molds and the love jar does not despite them being the same rice.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Is this why computer problems seem to exist only outside of my presence? If i even just touch the computer someone is having problems with, it behaves again.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Like the orc psykers in 40k?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >he doesn't talk to his food.
        Ngmi leaf

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Thoughts contain electrochemical energy, the human body, brain and heart produce electromagnetic fields. Studies have been done showing the effects on ice crystal formation among other things. There's a reason people said grace and natives thanked the animals they took and plants they took and honored them. People have forgotten that they have a tangible effect on the world.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      deranged post

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Holy schizo

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I know this works for plants and flowers but cooker rice sounds a bit exaggerated

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        the presentation and use of 3 different types of jars leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to the scientific process

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this only works with mechanical devices, like my fuckin car or literally any tool i need immediately

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Chritcuckery schizo bullshit aside, I tried this "experiment" twice and it works. No idea why.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      So you think your mind can alter reality. Very schizophrenic post.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's mostly fine here, grow most of my own fruit/veg but supermarket stuff seems alright at the moment.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      USA is a fuck up of distant farm area concentrations that relied upon fast trucking logistics that no longer exist. same shit is happening here just not as a big deal

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You thought the system would let you have good foods after how compliant tge sheep have been to covud lockdowns?

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dude. Ive never bought strawberries. They have always been already getting old while in grocery stores for years + strawberries are one of the easiest things to grow.

    Bananas on the other hand i will be 100% reliant on importation for the rest of my life.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I buy lots of onions and roast them in lots of different dishes. I've noticed they spoil a lot faster, and I have to check multiple plastic mesh bags of them for dead spots now, where in the past I could just pick up a bag and leave the store in confidence.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This time of year is bad for onions. They sprout very easily now, it's a seasonal thing. The store might treat them to prevent sprouting and that causes rot, idk.

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Its called shelflation. Food can't get to market fast enough before expiration date. So stores extend the expiration date of fresh foods. Which means food on the shelf is rotten or almost rotten. I noticed this with meat in my town.

    If you want fresh food then you have to grow it yourself. Can't buy it from farmer's market anymore. Food shortages aren't just no food. Its not having edible food.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      This post deserves more attention

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I can still find fresh food at farmers markets and road stands.

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    1pbtid
    if you respond ill answer

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Here's your post, big boy. Thanks for the bump.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        alright, the fresh food is totally shit at my store. the onions are bruised and often moldy, peppers are wrinkly, chicken has been sour right out of the package, ground beef wont last one night in a surely temped fridge.
        it wasnt like this 2 years ago. feels bad man, i have to pick certain stores for certain items, and have even started to rely exclusively on the farmers market for some things.
        i can confirm the op pic for longer than the other problems though. berries are super fragile, once theyre picked the clock is ticking, and they ferment almost immediately. black and blue berries are even worse offenders.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes, i bought a NARNER, i left the NARNER sitting for a couple of days, when i went to eat my NARNER i found it to have a black mark on the peel and it felt slightly too soft

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shit takes so long to get to the shelf due to work shortages it's almost to shelf life by the time it gets on the shelf. That is all

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >It seems that in the past few months, food (particularly fresh foods) seems to taste worse
    sure you don't have covid?

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    you just found out about this?

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This thread is full of NEETs that have never bought their own groceries before. If you pick the shit produce off the shelf, it's still going to be shit when you get home.

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Broccoli never lasts any more. I got garlic from one place that smelled and tasted off, I'm more selective now.
    Otherwise not so bad.
    , Grocery stores here we're always bad for plumping meat with water.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Anything owned by the Westons or Wal Mart has shit chicken and beef, pork is usually okay.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Even my small local chain is bad for plumping meat. Metro and Sobeys are okay but I can only afford what goes on sale. I also sometimes go to a specialty meat place though it's out of the way.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >I also sometimes go to a specialty meat place though it's out of the way.
          Same. Haven't had any luck at metro or sobey's myself, only go to the butcher for all my meats.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      That got banned here, I can remember about 15 years ago I cut into a chicken breast, this awful smelling water came out. I didn’t know what it was at first.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I find it's worst with beef. I'd cut what looked like generous portions for me and the spouse, and it'd shrink in the pan to about half.
        Or I'd pour out excess fat when cooking ground beef and it would be half water.

        Food quality is stricter in the UK from what I remember. Been a while since I lived there but nearly everything is cheaper than here or the northeast US.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Having to pour water off the meat has been like that for several years. Kroger's is the worst for it. Pumping up the meat with saline, so they pad the price

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I thought they only did that in the dollar store

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              The bigger stores are starting to do it know. I don't mind if there is a little extra fat, but this is straight up water.

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's long shipping times. I go to any supermarket near me and the celery absolutely sucks. It's like a rubber band. For the first time in my life, I got a rotten coconut. The next time, I went to the local farmers market. Celery is crisp, tasty and stayed that way for a week, in the fridge. Corn was tasty and sweet and it wasn't even silverqueen. I have to drive a few extra miles and it's only open Thurs-Sat, but fuck it, it's a minor inconvenience. I'm sick of food that's been shipped in from the middle of nowhere.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've also noticed. Additionally I've noticed a significant increase in manufacturing errors. For example I bought some salt that comes in a cardboard container with a metal beak. The beak in the latest one was inside-out. My rice bags lately come with the inner plastic bag sewed into the seam of the fabric bag that contains it, when it used to be just below it so that it worked right. Trash bags marked as 'unscented' come out actually scented, etc.
    In meat, I noticed that there are tons more ulcers than there used to be from the same sources.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      the unscented trash bag thing really hits too close to home. i accept that some are coated with things that have an odor naturally, but theyre really pushing into overt fragrance territory. especially hefty brand, i have to wash my hands after touching a new bag.

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    A lack of fertiliser and pesticides.

    It’s dirty buisness creating them, lots of pollution. It got offshored to Russia, they produced it in butt fuck nowhere where the locals die of cancer when they are 45.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I think in order to keep inventory they are storing the produce longer which decreases the shelf life of fruits

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    bananas seem to be flavorless. I bought a hand to make some bread and it just tasted like cinnamon and chocolate chip. I ate one of the nanners later and it tasted like nothing. Just a hint of green plantain and barely that

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Onions were really bad. Had to start buying them at Walmart, it was the only place that didn't have moldy onions.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      small victory but i'm glad i'm from texas where a fuck ton of onions come from

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I don't drink that stuff but timmies coffee has gone to shit apparently.

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It is because there's a shortage of truck drivers, by the time it gets to the store it has already sat for a couple weeks. You get it just in time for it to start rotting.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      if it makes you feel any better. nancy pelosi has 2 20,000.00 fridges she keeps imported icecream in

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        When are the chimp outs going to target those who deserve it

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          never. Theyre taking our guns away so chimpouts only effect us. They'll have armed guards and military police protection of course

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I've already decided that is my line in the sand. May go down alone, but they'll get them from my cold, dead hand

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              lost all mine in a boating accident and i clumsily leave bear traps and toe poppers all over my yard.

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    buy frozen

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yea, i have noticed meat quality decline. I've been eating chicken breast for years and since there really isn't any variety in my diet i've notice how stringy and tough it is now.

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, not as bad as you say, but I can't find good fresh garlic in a normal grocery store. Onions and potatoes are also looking shitty, which is weird because of how easy they are to grow.

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >checks flag
    n-word, the quality of your food has been going down for 60 years. Why do you think there are so many fatasses waddling around?!

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      n-word. He's not just talking about garden gnomes tricking the goy into eating cottonseed oil and onions. The government tricking it's peasants into eating mostly grains like in the old days is bad, but we always had a choice to do our own research and eat better. Now even if you know, the produce is rotting on the shelves and there's barely any of the good milk on the shelves (my local dairy farm sells good milk in my store, but now it's mostly store brand milk of mysterious origins).

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >The government tricking it's peasants into eating mostly grains like in the old days is bad
        Was watching this video about Christmas in Australia in 1947. Grandma goes with the family to a local butcher, gets a giant leg of lamb (that and beef are more economical than the traditional turkey). Plucks out her tiny coinpurse and gives him 3 COINS. Like okay here's your 3 COINS for that GIANT LEG OF LAMB lmao.

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shittier potatoes
    Shittier onions
    Shittier lettuce
    Too expensive artichokes

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah you too? I have experienced everything except the artichokes. I expect those to be expensive so I never buy them.

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I noticed this a little while back. I switched to pretty much carnivore so fresh to rotting vegetables isnt an issue anymore.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      price of meat not doing anything to you?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Oh ya I'm paying out of the ass. I only get stuff on sale.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Even the meat is lower quality. I just threw away the chicken I had for dinner today because it was tough and stringy, even though it wasn't overcooked.

      Steaks have become a special treat because it costs almost $20 for two shitty sirloins.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >because it was tough and stringy
        i bought a bag of thighs that were all like this. Fucking tyson

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          How would you feel if i were to suggest nuggets and strips.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            only if you mean the uncooked frozen unbreaded things. Also the frozen raw tendies seem to be more expensive than anything else. Thighs usually being the cheapest frozen cut.

            i can just make nuggies and tendies or chic-fil-a tasting tenders. homemade bread, homemade mayo and ketchup

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              Homemade chicken fries.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                gonna give this a shot. Learning to cook different shit at home has essentially killed any need to ever get fast food.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                You really can't even eat that commercial trash after cooking proper clean food.

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                tru fax

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                fr no cap

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                The task of breading like 3-4 chickens is going to be something.

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >seems to taste worse and spoil faster.
    maybe you should check the temperature of your refrigerator.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      berries should be eaten the day they're purchased. they aren't apples ffs
      or OP is a homosexual that just "had to" have strawberries, ie purchased shitty quality product

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've noticed no difference from 20+ years ago, though recently my stuff has been lasting longer since we got a better fridge.

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i've noticed it too. it hit frozen foods around 5 years ago, but for the last year or so all produce has been dogshit

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This is how strawberries have always been.

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Scientists looked at two perceived problems with produce:
    >Shelf life (longevity)
    >Uniformity
    They cloned and genetically modified produce so it all looks exactly the same on the shelf as every other tomato/strawberry/apple. They are designed essentially to be stored just a few degrees above freezing. When they're put out on the shelf, the decomposition process starts when it's now exposed to room temperature air. Most supermarkets have a high turnover rate with their produce, so within a day of stocking the shelf they are bought out of their stock. You never see the produce rotting on the shelf because 1) Workers remove it, and 2) It's bought and brought home, to expire in your fridge which is probably kept in the 40degree range.
    Now with the higher prices, people are buying less fresh fruits and vegetables. The model supermarkets have relied on for decades is not working as well, as produce sits on the shelf for longer than it used to.
    As for the nutritional side of things, I would just imagine that has to do with the cloning/modification side of things. They made tomatoes bigger, sure, but they didn't make them taste better/more nutrient dense.

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Dug this receipt out of the trash from after I finished work. Its ridiculous here. This is just grabbing a few things..

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      glad i can buy coffee by the sack here in bean form. 20 bucks for a sack and it lasts an entire year

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      What store is that? My roommate wanted to go to some gay Metro store for a few things that ended up being $140 for four bags of groceries. Absolutely ridiculous prices, $8 for a loaf of bread, $5 vegetables, $22 for a cake. Go to check out and they don't have any cashiers working, everything is self-checkout. Everyone there looked like a leftist dick sniffer. Never again.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        IGA in a mountain town.

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Where the fuck have you been? We've been talking about supply chain issues for nearly 2 years. It's the largest current driver of inflation, right up there next to the gubment's excess spending in 2020/2021

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Whole milk expires about a week early. Before covid it would usually last a few days past expiration.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I buy organic milk. It's gay, I know, but it lasts longer than regular milk

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        That's not gay. Organic food is what we should eat

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Buy Fairlife milk, that stuff lasts MONTHS because of how they pasteurize it. Yeah, it costs a couple bucks more, but it has less sugar and it never spoils before you drink it all.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >stuff lasts MONTHS because of how they pasteurize it.

        this is slightly more off putting. I just buy canned dehydrated malk and only really use it for cooking

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I get strawberries from a local store they are good
    Noticed porkchops where cheap last week 6euro the kilo so i bought a bunch a froze a few.
    Nectarines where available so got a kilo of those too still nice and firm so riped them for 2 days, very tasty.
    And there was some good quality gouda cheese(top tier) on sale as well so i stocked up on that as well.
    Bread is something i buy at a bakery, and is consistently good.

    So i had good meals so far here.
    I live in a village and i can only recalling once or twice buying grapes with a few rotten ones.

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >buys strawberries
    >Caliwali weather has been shit this year
    WTF did you expect? I grow those sometimes here, and if you look at them wrong they get nasty. Blackberries are the Chad West coast berry.

  48. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    its because the fruit is being picked by mexicans who dont wash their hands and wipe their ass with them

  49. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes last week all my fruit and veg spoiled in a few days

  50. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    was going to pass over this thread but realized I gripe about this all the time

    yes mass marketed foods are trash and merely resemble the originals but due to cloning (horticulture), depleted soils and general cost cutting profit maxxing they have lost most of their original flavour. take for instance Blackberries. the big grower of berries is Driscolls. I have had the pleasure of enjoying wild fresh ripe Blackberries in late Summer in Oregon and let me tell you what Driscolls grows and sells as Blackberries are NOTHING like wild Blackberries.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Same goes for pecans. Store bought pecans are bitter, chalky, nasty. The ones from my mother's pecan tree have a sweet maple flavor to them. There's no comparison.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Same goes for pecans. Store bought pecans are bitter, chalky, nasty. The ones from my mother's pecan tree have a sweet maple flavor to them. There's no comparison.

      My mom grew a lemon plant and gave me a lemon when they were ripe. It was way bigger, juicier, and tastier than any store bought shit. It was the best lemon I've ever had, hands down. I put in tea with honey and it was amazing. The shit that's sold in stores is barely produce

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Yup here in WA we get the biggest fattest wild himalayan blackberries you can imagine. Can't wait till September. I know a spot where you can pick buckets of them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      pacific northwest wild blackberrys are a pleasure few will ever experience, they are also one of the reasons the fucking homeless won't die

  51. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    dunno about the taste but i have definitely seen food go bad in a matter of a day or two after opening which would usually last a week
    even pulled spoiled food from a sealed container which was still good according to the best before date
    i suppose stores are no longer getting fresh supply so they are selling their inventory
    which is consistent with the ever declining best before dates
    stuff in my pantry i bought 3 months ago has a longer best before date than the exact same i bought at the same store yesterday

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Everything is gassed. O2 kills it almost instantly since it was just barely holding on due to lack of O2.

  52. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    here's what I've noticed
    >milk
    >goes bad much faster than usual. had to toss several jugs over the last year
    >frozen fries
    >the particular brand I usually have tastes like shit now. Nasty metallic taste
    >bananas
    >ripen and go bad way too quickly. Many of them go overripe while the stems are still green
    >nectarines
    >go bad quickly and have a nasty, tasteless flesh

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this reminds me of when i lived in china for a bit. Food was always fucked because they forced quick growth out of it by adding chemicals and hormones

  53. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've noticed a major decline in the quality of meats, also yields of produce has been poor. I pre order a type of cherry every year called oxheart and the grower said it was a particularly bad harvest. I have no idea why more people don't grow them, best cherries out there I make my own cherry ice cream with them.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There's a phenomenon between the earth and the sun right now because of our waning magnetosphere. One of the predictions of this change was that harvest quantity and quality would go down as a result of the light from the sun being different. Add to that the changing weather patters caused by a waning magnetosphere resulting in delayed or rushed harvests. This is a culmination of bad decisions and other changes entirely outside of our control.
      I bet this summer will be short with lots of crazy weather and winter will come sooner and be harsher than usual.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        IDK if youre going to be correct, but that seems like Cali coast right now. My artichokes already got huge, I harvested, and the rest are flowering. Tomatoes will be done shortly. And it's basically the '1st' day of Summer. It's been hot as fuck for months already.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          More summer could be more harvest right?
          Could you not potentially plant a second batch?

          Idk about gardening/farming

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Maybe, I'm not ready for that, no seedlings, and don't really want to buy pricy potted plants. I just haven't seen things go to seed so fast. Even my basil plants gave up growing vegetation and are just flowering.

  54. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Meds

  55. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Did they finally manage to put the "vaccine" into the produce and this is why the produce is turning bad fast?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      All their genetically modified chimera foods are degrading. They're trying to squeeze more out of a shrinking supply of nutrients. We may have another dust bowl situation.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        >We may have another dust bowl situation.
        this scares me more than the civil war shit does.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          It'll be Mad Max dystopia if that happens

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Plastic bags and compostable bags are now made in china. Put you produce in glass storage when you get it home. Bio bags literally smell like maggots now.

  56. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes. lots of stuff

  57. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    logistics breaking down
    what used to be a fast delivery is now weeks, so food rots
    very simple
    t. lives in a local salad bowl and eats cheap and fresh food
    you chose your living location poorly anon

  58. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I just bought 8 100% loin beef burgers with lots of pork fat in them. $14

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      i just bought 3kg of prime lamb cutlets normally $50kg or $150. mine cost me $12/$36

  59. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Fresh variety at farmers market has increased. Farmers make more money selling quality directly to people than thru a chain of middle man. Go to farmers market.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >What is a sorting table

  60. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    All intentional to lower your standards and pay more, not to mention make you sick. A lot of meat comes from Brazil now, even if says US, thank Trump for that. Eat you goyslop.

  61. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i've noticed it too. seeing expired food fairly often, meat is bad quality, and the cheap bread seems different. but then again i could be schizo too

  62. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    one answer to deplete sols is remineralization with rock dust

    John Hammker's idea about acid rain underlying used by Art bell for The Day After Tomorrow

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      rock dusts contain heavy metals and take many years to break down properly

      Probiotics, food grade calcium nitrate, monopotassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate, and a soluble purified trace mineral mix are all plants need

  63. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The weird thing about frozen fruit and vegetables is if they stay frozen, they're more nutritious than days-old fresh vegetables as they're flash frozen.
    However, if you thaw them, they start looking like OP's pic.
    My guess is they're thawing frozen produce to fulfill the meme demand for "quality" fresh produce.

  64. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I only really get apples and blueberries which even now seem to last way longer than the expiration date. Haven't bought raspberries in a good while and those always tended to spoil faster. What i do notice is onions and potatoes seem to sprout sooner tgan i remember

  65. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe you've just fell for the "organics" meme
    I buy gmo foods and they last a week or two while my parents' organic groceries spoil within a few days.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      do you live in the north east?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Texas. I've noticed that the bananas from Ecuador do fine like they typically do while organic brands elsewhere rapidly decay.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          interesting. My original thought process was that people in the DC region were getting better quality food like they do in china. I live in texas as well but i'm not experiencing the same shelf life you are.

          i'm getting fruit that rots the next day

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      look monsanto's here

  66. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yep.

    The other day I bought a can of black beans and inside were white beans.

  67. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shipping delays and fuel costs affect everything, anon. Absolutely everything. So, yes, you’re full schizo, but not because of that.

  68. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure if it's spoiling faster or being shipped later, or being held up somewhere else along the transportation line. But yes, fresh fruits and vegetables are definitely going bad faster than they used to.

  69. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes

  70. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I purchase frozen elk meat from Mennonites.

  71. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have also noticed this

  72. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This is the kind of thing people were warning about during the trucker protests. Less truckers who can't work or cross borders due to vax mandates = less food being transported = more spoilage during the trip from the farm to the store.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      if truckers were smart then they'd stop taking anything to the DC area. No need to free honk honk no need to do a freedom convoy. Just stop taking supplies to the people who are trying to kill us

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I wish the DC traitors would feel our collective anger at what they created.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          they don't give a fuck. They're too busy robbing us blind.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            picnamerel.

            I am able to okay produce and a local butcher has good beef. I live rural in the south far enough from a major city to make things better. I will go innawoods if need be.

            • 1 week ago
              Anonymous

              i live in the texas scrub lands. No woods to go inna just miles and miles of suicide. Luckily the town i live in is small enough to eventually band together with local farmers should the need arise. We also got rid of the majority of our nigs too

              • 1 week ago
                Anonymous

                Oddly, my innawoods is not what one might expect being in Florida, but we do have forests to the central and north. Yeah, I am in that area. One does not just get off the dirt road and go for a walk. I know many who will disappear there if the time calls.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I wish the DC traitors would feel our collective anger at what they created.

        I agree, Anon. People just need to stop serving these bastards, full stop. We're long overdue for a general strike.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          There is a site for truckers. Their news is all about things related. I do browse it. Comments on the evil bastards in DC are very worth it.
          https://cdllife.com/news/

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      if truckers were smart then they'd stop taking anything to the DC area. No need to free honk honk no need to do a freedom convoy. Just stop taking supplies to the people who are trying to kill us

      I wish the DC traitors would feel our collective anger at what they created.

      [...]

      I agree, Anon. People just need to stop serving these bastards, full stop. We're long overdue for a general strike.

      There is a site for truckers. Their news is all about things related. I do browse it. Comments on the evil bastards in DC are very worth it.
      https://cdllife.com/news/

      Only 9% of truckers are owner operators. The rest are wagies.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        still though. Their handlers could at least lose the delivery requests or whatever. Guess its too much to ask for someone to give up on money

  73. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    yes

  74. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Restaurants have gone to shit too

  75. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Herbicides, pesticides, GMOs, raped soil... basically garden gnomes.

  76. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Okay, maybe I've just gone full schizo, but has anyone else noticed a decline in food quality lately?
    It's not just you OP. It's been very marginal but I did notice. I'm chalking it up to being unprofitable to harvest/produce so nobody really gives a shit and quality drops.

  77. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Food Quality Decline?
    Absolutely. In the 90s my mom mentioned how tomatoes no longer tasted the same. I took that comment and researched and found articles explaining how the nutritional value in foods had dropped significantly from the 1950s to the 1990s. I can only imagine how bad it is now. We pretty much are eating dead food.

    For you youngins', I can tell you that celery, radish, and cucumbers taste nothing like they should. Finding a carrot that tastes like a carrot is hit and miss. Nuts, too.. Watermelon is not the same. Actually, all foods from nature suck today because we allowed those who hate us and hate God take over our food system so of course they destroyed foods from God (Earth).

    It is no wonder everyone eats constantly and gravitates toward crap food - because we are so malnourished our bodies are aching for nourishment and foods is so lacking in taste that we rush toward crap food filled with msg and other toxic flavorings.

    And yes, fruits and veggies start rotting pretty much as soon as you buy them. And like OP, I have seen fruits and veggies on the store shelf already rotting.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Tomatoes used to be locally sourced 30-40 years for the most part and picked closer to ripe before delivery. Distribution channels were short and short shelf life. Now, they are all harvested green so they are rock hard to survive long haul shipping and and ripened with ethylene oxide gas in a warehouse prior to final shipment to the store. Not vine ripened at all. That's why they taste like nothing these days. Lots of other fruits get that process too.

  78. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    the food you are buying now war harvested last year. its been sitting in a refridgerator the past 6 months. harvest again soon and food with be fresh again

  79. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    The last 2 years, if it was close enough it got shipped. QA be damned.

  80. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I was reading about the red delicious apple. Apparently, apple flavor and characteristics can vary from tree to tree significantly. The 'Red Delicious' which we grew up with and lived up to it's name was actually branches from a single source grafted onto many trees to produce the consistent high quality flavor. It was susceptible to a disease that devastated this strain of apple however. So if you think that this variant of apple tastes different and not as good as when you were young, you are right.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you'd probably find this interesting

      https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/heritage-appalachian-apples

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I do, reading it now.
        Thanks for the link anon.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's the same with avocados

  81. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Your store is buying lower quality produce and selling it to you for the same price.

    > t. Produce wagie

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you, anon

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      I have seen non USDA graded beef for sale in my local chain grocery. I go to a local butcher, but tried that beef. It is from Mexico. Its not terrible but not great for steak, just cooking. Reminds me of how pork is not supposed to be a gelatin orange/pink chub. For great pork, source out Glouchester Spotted. That is excellent. Anyway, on that beef. It is pre-inflation priced and ok to cook with as an ingredient, but way to tough of fat and more pink than red.

  82. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Brought some nectarines at Kroger just a few days ago. They were rotten in like 2 days, in the fridge. They weren't even the organic kind, they were the chemically preserved kind. 2 fucking days.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      There could be a bunch of reasons why aside from just bad quality although you did say Kroger. The main reason people have shit go bad fast is because they suck at picking produce. Doesn't help stores are shit about removing bad product. Don't buy even remotely soft stone fruit if you aren't eating them in 1-2 days. Don't leave them in the bags either, they give off gas the bag traps and causes expedited ripening. Also your fridge can act as a larger bag. If you don't know how to pick shit, ask your phone not the guy trimming lettuce, I'm busy.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        One should also check their refrigerator. Stores keep cold items a little above freezing for extended hold time. A home refrigerator is average 41 degrees F. Though more energy use, lower that to maybe 35 and it will help and not freeze as an open case allows for air movement better than a closed refrigerator.

  83. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. The food quality is super bad. Its not just you.

    Its a form of shrinkflation. Rather than raising prices they are taking the goods they'd normally punt into ground goods and other such things and selling them fresh, as is.

    Most of these goods are generally of b or c quality that would still be edible, especially if processed.

    Starvation is coming.

  84. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I buy strawberries all the time. Those look like they froze and thawed too quickly.

  85. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bell peppers are like half the size and cost twice as much. Full of wrinkles and brown spots. More pit than pepper. Some are even fucking split open.

  86. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Its probably too late for me to start gardening this year. I live on a trailer lot that got salted with limestone in the 70s. Soil is too basic to grow turf. Only weeds. I'd have to either put down new top soil or till the entire yard with acid to grow anything. I'm considering buying tubs and gardening with those. How viable is tub gardening?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Planters/Raised beds are excellent, especially if you have to start with fresh soil anyhow, easier to keep the dirt loose allowing for more oxygen to enter the roots and root veggies grow much better than in the ground. Leafy shit is good in gardens, big shit like cherry tomatoes you want to spread grow like weeds in a big planter, ran outta freezer space/desire to make sauces with all of mine last year.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Potatos do very well in a bin. garden gnometube has a lot of videos on small garden farming. Good tips on some channels.

  87. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've started getting meat and eggs from local farmers. Planted a veggie garden. Gonna make it bros.

  88. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've noticed chickens quality has gone way down these past couple of year. Chicken breast is all touch and stringy, and any cut you get is at least 50% water weight from injected brine.
    Produce does seem worse as well, but not too much so.
    The other thing I've noticed is random products will disappears off the shelves for months, but none of the staples just shit like a couple of different hot sauces.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Hillshire Farms kielbasa was 16oz. Maybe 9 months ago they were absent from the shelf. They came back at 12oz and a slight bump in price. I use it sliced with butter noodles. The beef is cooked in a pan to slightly brown and added to the noodles

  89. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    West coast grocery peon here, you're not crazy, it has declined. This is due to a mix of supply side problems and labor shortages in grocery stores.
    The general labor shortage has hit grocery hard, grocery stores are always short on people because the job sucks but right now it's bad. My department(produce) has been running on the bare minimum number of people needed to function since December. For the year before that it was bare minimum +1. These are all trained people but none of them have been able to take vacation days for over a year, and we don't get holidays off. They're all burned out and reliable people are becoming flaky, between that and not having enough staff, the place runs poorly. We were able to hire a few people last month but they're lazy zoomers or shitheads, they do shitty work and don't cull properly, so you find more nasty stuff on the shelves. It's normal for some of the stuff we get in to be bad, maybe 2.5%, and we usually have another 2.5-5% go bad on the shelves. The former never makes it to the shelf and the latter should be detected and removed quickly. The latter isn't happening as it should be.
    tl/dr: grocery labors fucked so you're seeing more bad stuff
    Supply side, our buyers are frequently having trouble getting things so it has to come from further away, longer travel time means lower shelf life. Farms are having labor trouble too, which leads to quality issues. The last two years running heavy rains in California have destroyed or delayed harvests, reducing quality. I'm seeing more stuff coming in bad, and a lot of things not coming in at all or infrequently.
    So yeah, your grocery store is effectively getting lazier and the supply chain is fucked up.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks for reporting in grocery anon. Has it gotten worse in the last 2 weeks? How far are we from bare shelves?

  90. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    You're learning about the broken supply chain and embodied energy of simple products. One thing goes wrong over more than a dozen points of contact and they just toss it out for the most part. Farmers having a harder time getting slave labor on top of their subsidies means people are going to see the real cost of food and shortages of fuel, high cost of fuel, fertilizer and everything else is only starting to show it's head. Were also encountering shrinkflation again and the icing on the cake is lowering standards and cutting more corners while making record profits. You guys should really become familiar with the standards for food contamination as well. They were always extremely lax and my bet is they have been ignoring the regs even more. Pretty much anything you consume already has bugs and fragments of animals and shit in it already. Grocery stores already toss out like half their food as waste so they are probably pushing things out as well. I have seen multiple places selling products right at best buy date or past and noticed products like milk spoiling well before the suggested freshness date. Famine in the West is going to be such a spectacular train wreck. I suggest everyone stock up on bulk dry goods and learn to love beans, lentils and legumes. No one has an excuse not to make a potato box either even in an apartment. You can survive off potatoes a source of salt and fat if need be and not suffer malnutrition.

  91. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, the quality of the food has dropped incredibly since 2020.
    I stopped buying canned goods because I was opening them and finding literal gunk in it.

  92. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Yup, definitely noticed this as well. If shit isn't already half spoiled by the time you get it it will be within a few days of bringing it home.

  93. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Not sure what is going on with chicken breast as well. Back then you could cook it to dissolve in your mouth, now it feels extremely hard, even after it is cooked.

    Vegetables and Fruits often are already rotting in the stores which is kind of weird.

  94. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Bought strawberries last weekend. They're fine.

  95. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    When there's inflation, three things happen in short succession.

    Goods and services become more expensive.

    Packaged products lose net weight, while the packaging remains the same.

    Products get a more liberal sell-by-date, allowing products to stay on the shelves for longer and minimize turnover.
    Start paying attention to the produce dates and the net weight of products you buy. Stock up. According to preliminary computational models, most of the west is going to experience ~40% price-hikes in vegetables, grains, and ~70% in poultry and beef within the next 16-18 months.
    The european commission has already formed a think-tank whose raison d'etre is to effectively shift european sentiment, repurpose funds into food programmes, and pivot into subsistence subsidies union-wide.

    >t. contracted computational neuroscientist.

    • 1 week ago
      Novus Ratio

      > computational neuroscientist
      what greek sorcery is this

  96. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's taking longer to ship and process because the supply chain is fucked, so when it gets to the store it is neat spoilage you fucking retard.

  97. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Have been noticing this too for the last 18 months or so.

  98. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Thats right. Now its more normal here too to see half rooten food,that didnt happened in the past.
    Those Putler and Nuclearebsky and Bidet will ruin even more the world unless they are retired from power

  99. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Berries are shocking for how quickly they go of though. Used at a greengrocer, and one of the jobs was to go through and throw any punnets with mouldy or rotten ones in there. Sometimes had to throw the whole lot out and replace them with fresher ones from the fridge. Sometimes even threw out most of the punnets fresh from the fridge too

  100. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I've got my own crops this year for the kitchen, but the few things I have purchased from the grocery store have had issues after I cut into them.

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