Wal-Mart now selling “ugly” produce

In our Conservation Issue, we outlined a few ways you can help reduce food waste. One is to get produce via farmers markets and CSAs, which accept a greater degree of cosmetically damaged, though still entirely edible and nutritious, fruits and vegetables. This “ugly” produce is otherwise rejected from most major supermarkets, thrown into landfills, and … [ Read more]

What can the average person do about food waste?

Human beings eat only half of all the food we grow. The United States alone wastes over 100 billion pounds of edible food each year; that’s around $161 billion worth. We cast off crooked carrots, we’ve banished the idea of seasonality, and we buy things only to forget them until they rot. This squandered surplus … [ Read more]

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