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Food waste: Vegetables aren’t all identical

In the 5 Podcast, Johanna Kinnock and Maria Jencel find out what it actually takes to be the change they want to see in the world.

It isn’t just people who need to look a certain way or be a certain size and shape to live up to society’s beauty standards. It’s the same for fruit and vegetables. In fact, up to 40% get thrown out because they are too ugly. But does that make any sense? Are the pretty veggies fresher or tastier, or is it just about looks? In this episode of the 5 Podcast we speak to food expert Sarah Phillips, who started the Ugly Produce is Beautiful educational campaign in the United States. We head to the streets to offer people the choice between a pretty veggie and an ugly one. And we speak to Carolin Schiemer, co-founder of Eat Grim, which takes ugly produce from farms and sells it to consumers, so it doesn’t go to waste.