We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, wasting food is an enormously regrettable waste of time. Celebrities like John Oliver and Beyonce have tried their best to reduce the 40 percent of wasted produce in the United States, but now a much bigger “celebrity” is being called to action. A petition to end food waste by introducing “ugly” produce at Walmart has hit the interwebs and it’s gaining serious momentum.
The petition emphasizes the irony of a very rich United States in which 48 million Americans don’t know where their next meal will come from. Even more shocking is the alarming rate at which we throw away perfectly good produce. As the petition points out, 26 percent of all produce is tossed before it hits shelves due to cosmetic standards. A nutritionist who co-started the petition says this fruit is not only perfectly good, but could have MORE flavor than the “perfect” produce.