Archive for February 4th, 2019


The Story of the Heart-Shaped Potato

Human Wrongs Watch

How respecting fruits and vegetables can help fight food waste.


Nicole Klaski, Founder of THE GOOD FOOD, finds a heart-shaped potato while going through discarded produce at a local farm. Last year the farm had to abandon roughly half of its potato harvest. ©FAO/Gregory Beals


4 February 2019 (FAO)* — The carrots are shaped like crow’s feet. The cucumbers are crooked. The potatoes are heart-shaped or just too small. A cob of corn is missing a few kernels. For most German supermarkets, such oddly-shaped vegetables do not qualify for the shelves. More often than not they end up in the garbage heap.

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