Hurry! Only available to the first 240 to subscribe!!!!

I subscribe to a meal planning site (name withheld to protect someone.)  It’s all about healthy meal planning for your family. Last year the site started sending out emails about this great olive oil source guaranteed to be fresh. I looked at it and didn’t want to subscribe to get a bottle of olive oil every month. I got the email again this morning and I got to thinking.

Looking at the logic of this I see some inconsistencies or, at the very least, illogical thinking/planning.

1. How can they keep advertising for over a year that only the first 240 people can get in on this?  Does that mean that they haven’t reached their maximum of 240? I doubt it.

2. Since this person only buys from small private farms, how can he keep supplying “240 bottles” times how many offers on a monthly basis?  Don’t olive trees act like other trees and only produce fruit once a year? Are the farms expanding? How? Land is expensive and hard  to find to grow olive trees which have to mature (how many years before the first crop? How many years until the tree produces  enough to be worth harvesting and pressing each year (5 olives wouldn’t be enough; is 100?, 1,000?) What about the subscribed customers? I’m sure he gets 240 new customers each month and say only 60 re-up each month. That still adds up to a LOT of bottles. (240 the first month + 240 (the second month) + 60 (who renew for each month) for a 12 month period of time is 3,600.  That’s 3,600 bottles for the first year and by the end of two years it’s at least 7,200 bottles.  So how can he do this? I’m sure there aren’t enough small olive tree farms to sustain that kind of growing demand over the years.

3. The “Offer” also talks about how most of the Olive oils on our shelves are thinned (extended) with GMO Soy oil. I agree that GMO anything is probably not good for us. After all, modifying tomatoes to stand the cold with codfish genes is probably not a good idea – what if  you’re allergic to certain proteins in the Codfish genes that are part of what makes it survive the cold of the north Atlantic? And what  happens when you eat a tomato that has been modified to withstand cold snaps with the codfish genes? What will the doctor test you  for? Will he even think to try the codfish?  Codfish genes being used in tomatoes may or may not actually have happened, yet, but we do  know that other crops have been modified to sterilize insects that feed on specific plants, soy being one of them. What does that do to the human who consumes the plant? It doesn’t appear to sterilize humans. But what if it’s a factor in the increase of children being born in the  Autism spectrum? Was our genetic sperm and/or ova affected? We don’t know and I’m not sure anyone is sufficiently interested in  finding out; certainly not the big agricultural industry giants.

So, I ask you, If you see this ad for the special olive oil, are you going to subscribe to it?  What do you think?

About frncnseal585

Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, retired from gainful employment. We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. I love to travel (we cruise, go to Pagosa Springs and take one other trip every year) I like to digitally scrap book (all that traveling), make greeting cards (all occasion & Christmas), write fantasy fiction (got two, maybe three books in the works right now), and photography. I generally participate in most of Kam of Campfire Chic and Amy of Lemon and Raspberry's 30 Days of Lists challenges and also in Lain Ehman's LayOut a Day (LOAD) challenges.

Posted on April 12, 2014, in Food Related, General Musings and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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