Dearest Umbra, I'm curious how they make those mystical little carrots that are just the right size for snacking. Are baby carrots actually harvested that small, or are they carved out of bigger carrots? If they're carved out of bigger carrots, where do all the shavings go? Bottom line: Am I supporting a wasteful production process when I buy baby-cut carrots or is my green consciousness just a tad bit hyperactive? TylerWashington, D.C. Dearest Tyler, Baby carrots have veritably jumped off the shelves in recent years. You hardly see people eating normal carrots any longer. It's too much work, really, …
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