One hundred and thirty three billion pounds of food is wasted each year — and most of that comes from us! Consumer demand and ignorance of the law are among the principle reasons that supermarkets dispose of perfectly good produce.
Our guest heretic Evan Hazelett of Imperfect Produce is doing something about it. Imperfect Produce delivers the freshest, less-than-perfect looking fruits and vegetables to homes throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area in California at a fraction of supermarket prices. This isn’t rotten produce, just produce that’s either too small, too big, slightly blemished or otherwise less than optimal for shopkeepers and some consumers.
In this episode, you’ll learn how to choose the juiciest oranges every time, reduce food waste in your own home, inspire others to make use of produce that would otherwise rot on the ground and the best way to store your bananas.
Listen to the end to find out how to get your special 50% off coupon for your first order.
Highlights From This Episode
02:32 ~ Chicken in the trash.
05:20 ~ What’s that? A second pet peeve?
07:19 ~ What is Imperfect Produce and how does it work?
12:10~ Imperfect restaurants and chefs charge top dollar.
18:39 ~ What imperfect produce looks like.
24:46 ~ Adrienne argues that imperfect produce does not taste the same as regular…. this may shock you!
31:12 ~ China’s food fettish.
34:00 ~ Evan’s documentary recommendation “Just Eat It“
42:20 ~ Tricks grocery stores use to make produce more appealing.
44:35 ~ Japan’s $360 perfect grapes.
52:36 ~ How to get community groups involved locally.
57:47 ~ Two things you can do to eliminate food waste.
60:04 ~ Tips to reduce food waste in your refrigerator.
To see the video Evan mentioned, or to learn more about food waste in the USA, as well as ways to make use of those leftovers, have a browse through these titles: