What is the APEEL Coating?
Apeel is a family of plant-derived coatings that fresh food growers, suppliers, and retailers use to keep produce fresh. Apeel is the only postharvest solution that creates an optimal microclimate inside every piece of produce, which leads to extended shelf life and more time for you to enjoy the fruits and vegetables you purchase. By staying fresh and delicious for longer, Apeel-Protected Produce helps prevent waste, which in turn conserves precious resources like water and avoids greenhouse gas emissions to help mitigate climate change.
As of now this topic has been divided into two groups. One being for it and others being completely against it.
Let’s start with those who state that this coating is a bad idea.
- Nature’s Mystique Remains Unchallenged: The annals of virology and biology affirm that nature’s mechanisms, including decay, have their purposes. By disrupting the natural life cycle of fruits and vegetables, are we overstepping nature’s intended balance?
- The Incomplete Elixir: As with many alchemical concoctions, there are limitations. While Apeel extends shelf life, it may not be the panacea for all produce types or under all conditions. Like many remedies in TCM and Ayurveda, efficacy varies with context.
- Potential Interaction with Other Substances: From the viewpoint of chemistry and biology, one must consider potential interactions with other treatments that produce undergo. While Apeel is of natural origin, its interaction with pesticides, herbicides, or even other post-harvest treatments remains a gray area.
- The Esoteric Unknown: Mystical systems advocate for a deep understanding and respect for the unknown. Are there long-term consequences, subtle energies, or vibrational changes to the treated produce that remain undiscovered?
- Health is our Wealth: As time moves forward it seems we are consistently moving away from nature which has sustained us without issue. But since the dawn of integrating lab created concoctions a plethora of new issues such as illness and disease seems to have run amuck.
- Echoes of Ancient Preservation Techniques: Drawing parallels to traditional practices, Apeel utilizes nature’s inherent properties, reminiscent of the Ayurvedic principle of “Yatha Dravya” – using substances in their natural form. By harnessing the essence of fruits and vegetables themselves, Apeel preserves produce akin to the ancient Chinese herbology methods that believed in drawing vitality from nature.
- Alchemy’s Quest for Longevity: Just as alchemists sought the philosopher’s stone to grant eternal life, Apeel’s coating aims to dramatically extend the shelf life of fresh produce. Anecdotes whisper of fruits lasting an entire year (which may be due to being GMO or other chemical enhancements not necessarily attributed solely to Apeel), a marvel worthy of alchemical legend.
- Harmonizing with Nature: Instead of resorting to artificial or synthetic measures, this lipid-based coating is in harmony with the ancient teachings of both Western herbalism and TCM, advocating for balance and natural solutions.
- Tackling Modern Challenges with Age-Old Wisdom: Food waste has emerged as a contemporary behemoth, and Apeel’s solution mirrors the ancient principle of ‘Arogya’, central to Ayurveda – maintaining health through prevention. By curbing spoilage, Apeel upholds this ethos, addressing a global concern.
The Way Forward or A Deeper Decline?
In this modern era of fusion, where the lines between traditional wisdom and cutting-edge science blur, Apeel Sciences offers a solution echoing ancient practices while addressing a modern dilemma. However, like all potent elixirs, it demands discernment.
To the seeker of knowledge, the investor in innovations, the consumer of tomorrow – delve deeper, ask questions, and demand clarity. While Apeel presents a promising horizon, remember the ancient adage: All that glitters is not gold. But, with the right alchemical process, perhaps it can be transformed into something even more valuable.
As a seasoned traveler across the realms of knowledge, my counsel is to embrace Apeel’s potential but to do so with eyes wide open, balancing modern marvels with ancient wisdom. Let us tread this path together, blending the best of all worlds, for a brighter, more sustainable and balanced future.
Your role in this alchemical journey? Act with intention, invest with foresight, and consume with consciousness.
References for further research:
- Apeel Sciences. (2022). Our technology. https://www.apeel.com/
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- Lad, V. (1984). Ayurveda: The Science of Self-Healing. Lotus Press.
- Eliade, M. (1978). The Forge and the Crucible: The Origins and Structure of Alchemy. University of Chicago Press.
- Taubenberger, J. K., & Morens, D. M. (2006). 1918 Influenza: the mother of all pandemics. Emerging infectious diseases, 12(1), 15–22. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1209.05-0979