Food Too “Ugly” to Sell Becomes a Feast for 5,000 People

What do you do with 2,000 pounds of produce that’s perfectly edible but a little blemished? You could throw it out, contributing to the massive food waste problem, which results in roughly a third of the world’s food supply going to waste. Or you could collect it, chop it up, and cook it into a meal for more than 5,000 people. That’s what volunteers in Washington, D.C., did as part of the Feeding the 5000 campaign, which has held similar events around the world to draw attention to food waste.

Read more about turning “ugly” vegetables into a feast:
http://theplate.nationalgeographic.com/2016/05/19/how-volunteers-turn-unwanted-produce-into-meals-for-5000-people/

Feeding the 5,000:
http://feedbackglobal.org/campaigns/feeding-the-5000/

Read about how “ugly” fruits and vegetables can help solve world hunger:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2016/03/global-food-waste-statistics/

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VIDEOGRAPHERS: Jed Winer and Daniel Turner
PRODUCER: Jed Winer
EDITOR: Nick Lunn

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