This Crop Scientists Says, That You Won’t Solve Food Waste Problem By Buying ‘Ugly Fruits’

Grocery stores are usually filled with perfectly shaped vegetables and fruits, so you rarely see any oddly shaped produce lying on the shelf. The farmers know that consumers are picky and ignore all the funny looking veggies so they usually don’t even bother to deliver them to the stores. The ‘ugly’ produce movement claims that the buyers scouting for perfect produce are to blame for billions of pounds of perfectly edible veggies and fruits going to waste.

While there’s nothing wrong with encouraging people to be less picky, some people say that ‘shallow’ consumers are not the ones to blame for the food waste problem. According to crop scientist and ex-farmer, Dr. Sarah Taber, ‘ugly’ produce do not contribute to food waste at all, because even the ugliest fruits and veggies find a way to the consumer, just usually in a different form.

 

When someone shared an article which states “Up to two-fifths of fruit and veg crop is wasted because it is ‘ugly’, report finds” Taber created a thread to explain why she disagree

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Taber then talks about the real food waste we should be worrying about

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Here’s how people reacted to the thread

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