Almost half of all food produced in the U.S. is wasted, lost at all stages of production from field to store to refrigerator. This is a tragic loss of nutrition, labor, water, energy, and revenue. Innovative solutions are emerging, though. For example, Imperfect Produce is creating a market for the six billion pounds of “ugly” produce that gets thrown away each year because it is imperfect. Food Shift is changing the paradigm of food recovery from a charity to a service by working toward a paid food recovery sector and by launching a kitchen to provide jobs in the processing of surplus food.
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