27 May '14, 3pm

A new startup in Portugal is saving "ugly" fruit - a whopping 21 tons of it!

21 tons of food is a lot to waste, right? Well, in just six months, the young Portuguese collective Fruta Feia salvaged and sold this much fresh produce after it was rejected for retail sale because of the European Union’s strict guidelines on the attractiveness of fruit and vegetables. The collective, whose name translates as Ugly Fruit, collects local farmers’ produce deemed too ugly to sell and distributes it to consumers at bargain prices through two outlets in Lisbon.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/fruta-feia-saves-a-whopping-21-tons-...

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