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Ugly Fruits & Veggies: Why They Matter (Video)

This French grocery store just started doing what every grocery store should be doing: selling produce that is edible. This means selling produce that doesn’t fit into the manicured expectation of a perfectly shaped tomato or carrot. And then, the best part –selling it at a discount. This is an amazing and practical way to curb food waste.

Countries like Norway are close to following France’s example. As Care2 petition author Franziska Kalisch points out, we must stop throwing away healthy and natural produce.

Even the wealthiest and most successful countries owe it to impoverished children, families, and the environment to stop needlessly trashing healthy and nutritious foods. Franziska writes, “…There were 78 200 children [in Norway] that lived in poverty in 2012. How can we know of this and at the same time throw away perfectly edible food that could feed hundreds of people every day?”

A good question that every country must ask.

Sign Franziska Kalisch’s petition today to help end food waste.

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11:29AM PST on Dec 16, 2014

"This video is private"

Huh?

12:48PM PST on Dec 4, 2014

Video wouldn't play for me either. Aaah well. I still wouldn't turn up my nose at a wonky banana or oddly shaped carrot.

12:02PM PST on Nov 4, 2014

These veggies may be ugly...but they taste great!

5:22PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

The video wouldnt play for me, it said it was private :/

1:21PM PDT on Oct 17, 2014

Live long and prosper

8:44PM PDT on Oct 5, 2014

really nice :)

10:53AM PDT on Sep 27, 2014

As with humans appearance has nothing to do with taste.

9:01AM PDT on Sep 21, 2014

Could not care less what my veggies look like , after all i am going to eat them not date them !

11:00PM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

Supermarkets like nice looking vegetables but they all taste the same.

5:10AM PDT on Sep 20, 2014

Good article; Thank you for sharing!

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