An impossible standard of beauty isn’t just cast upon humans, apparently we even judge produce in the same manner. This “cult of perfection” means that half the fruits and vegetables in the USA are thrown away, “deepening hunger and poverty, and inflicting a heavy toll on the environment.” Apart from the wildly obvious waste and the undeniable knowledge that much of the world’s population faces malnourishment, food waste also contributes to global warming. Then there’s the wasted water, land and resources. All for a blemish-free tomato. Read more at The Guardian.
Half the USA’s Produce is Thrown Out