How “Ugly” Food is Helping End World Hunger

About 2.9 trillion pounds of perfectly good food are wasted each year, that’s enough to feed each of the 800 million people suffering from hunger—twice. Tristram Stuart, a 38-year-old London-born activist and chef, has devoted himself to ending the waste with an event called “Feeding the 5,000”—a massive public feast created from foods deemed too short, crooked or ugly for supermarket shelves. Head to National Geographic to read how he pulls it off, and how you can help reduce food waste.