Most people, including myself are uninformed as to where our food comes from, and how it is handled and processed. Unless you are picking your own fruit and vegetables and killing your own animals, someone other than you has been handling your food. I found this great video from Cooking Up a Story, and I'm appreciative it's on the web for our viewing. This is how the frozen berries you use in winter for your smoothies (or even summer) are handled. While you're watching pay attention to the stated difference between the quality of fresh berries and those made for the freezer-and how long they can remain frozen.