About half the fruits and vegetables grown in America are not pretty enough to fetch a good price, so they end up in landfills where they rot… In the meantime, millions starve.
Millions of American families struggle to put food on the table every day. At the same time, nearly half of all the fruits and vegetables grown in the US ends up in landfills where they rot — releasing large amounts of methane, a greenhouse gas that traps over 20 times the heat that CO? does.
Why are they rejected? It’s about money. If a vegetable is the wrong size, wrong shape, wrong color, wrong whatever, it won’t get the best price — so out it goes.