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The CSIRO appears to believe that only Apple users in Australia need to eat more vegetables.

This is the only conclusion one can draw from the fact that the agency has crafted an app only for iOS to try and make people eat more vegetables.

The agency released a statement about the app this morning, badging it as "an innovative approach to tackling Australia's poor vegetable intake, with the launch of a new app that challenges people to eat more veggies".

"Using a gamified approach, CSIRO’s new VegEze app aims to motivate Australians to add extra vegetables to their daily diets and form long-term, healthier habits through a 21-day ‘Do 3 at Dinner’ challenge."

And it invited those who wanted to try out the Do 3 at Dinner to download the free VegEze  app via the Apple App Store.

No mention was made of Android users who outnumber iPhone users at least 2 to 1. There was no indication as to whether this was an oversight or an indication that Apple fanbois are more prone to eat more meat.

The app was developed in collaboration with a company named as Hort Innovation.

One could understand if an app was developed for the majority of users and minorities were catered to later.

The CSIRO's approach seems to smack more of elitism than anything else.


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A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.


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