In order to be sold in markets they must meet not only quality specificaitons but "appearance" standards as well. This results in LOTS of food waste becasue the "Ugly Fruit and Veggies" never make it to the selves.
This article is about a woman in Portugal who is taking on the problem of "Lookism" in produce section.
Baylen Linnekin speaks with Maria Canelhas from Fruta Feia, which has saved literally tons of great food from the garbage.
Seems like this is a way to keep prices high as well. There is plenty of ugly produce that is perfectly edible and meets all the standards for consumption.
Ugly Produce is a suitable substitute for "Beautiful Produce". A face palm to the concept of Substituion Bias.
Guess this guy below would not be welcome at a super marche' in Paris. Looks like he could whoop up on the other veggies in the bins.
|I have had this for awhile. I lost track of the source|