Demand for perfection is biggest factor in U.S. food waste

Nearly half of the fruit and vegetables grown on U.S. farms never reach consumers, because the “cult of perfection” demands perfectly shaped peppers and blemish-free apples, says the Guardian. Stores and homes toss one-third of all foodstuffs, worth $160 billion, according to one government estimate. But that total doesn’t factor in the 20-25 percent of… » Read More

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