Buying more ugly food: an imperfect waste solution? | FT Food Revolution


Every year, around 1.3 billion tonnes of food is wasted, enough to end world hunger many times over. One often-mooted solution to the problem is buying more so-called ugly food: perfectly edible produce that doesn’t meet supermarkets’ high aesthetic requirements. But critics say ugly food is seldom actually thrown away, and there are more effective ways to fight waste.

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