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Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

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In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away per year! emoticon

Quite insane!

Worse, yet, when one stops to think about the number of children in the USA & the world over, who daily go hungry &/or die each minute from starvation. emoticon

From Wikipedia on malnutrition --- "There were 925 million undernourished people in the world in 2010, an increase of 80 million since 1990. Another billion people are estimated to have a lack of vitamins and minerals." And just think --- in the USA alone --- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away per year! Does this knowledge not grieve your heart? It does mine --- right past words to describe how much! emoticon

This gal abhors waste of any type --- especially of fresh produce. This idea pleases me beyond words & I sincerely hope that you will find it to your liking, too.

emoticon for checking this inglorious fruits & veggies idea out. Maybe, if we all suggest this to our supermarket chains, they will eventually get the idea that consumers will go for the idea of less expensive, while just as tasty veggies & fruits --- thus, resulting in less waste of God's bounty. emoticon


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COLLEENCONQUERS 10/9/2014 5:40PM

    it is a shame shame shame the waste we Americans do !!

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CTUPTON 10/6/2014 12:28PM

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 9/21/2014 7:07PM

    I just watched the vid, alot of the grocery stores where I live do this already. Also, alot of odd-looking but otherwise perfectly good produce, is given to the food pantries, soup kitchen, and 2nd Harvest, where I live. I use it all the time.

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 9/21/2014 7:00PM

    Meal planning before going to the grocery store, helps prevent this.

Also, taking one planned day out as "produce prep day", and, if needed, a second planned day for batchcooking, will ensure everything is cooked and eaten.

Raw veggies that need to be peeled / chopped / sliced / diced may molder in the drawer. But wash and cut them up and put them in a divided Tupperware tray in the fridge - they will be eaten and/or they will be ready for making salads and recipes with.

Batchcooking ensures every meal is as fast to reheat or finish cooking as takeout, only much healthier and much more frugal than takeout. Freezer meals, cooked and uncooked, should be part of the batchcooking rotation.

Don't forget the crockpot. Put the old-but-not-yet-dead veggies in there, with leftovers like meat, beans, broth, and you won't believe the heavenly aroma that greets you a few hours later when you walk in the door. Automatic homemade soup / stew.

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LEANJEAN6 9/19/2014 7:19PM

    just dropping in to say hello--nice you read the blogs--It sure helps to blog some days---LOL---kinda lets off some steam!--LOL-----Our cat--who used to be fat-is doing wonderfully well----hard to believe that a pill can make such a difference!----And living with Himself i9s always difficult--It helps to laugh about it!----LOL---So-----I hope yer day went well!-Lynda

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LEANJEAN6 9/9/2014 7:23PM

    Lotza waste--at the store--also in my frig sometimes----Lynda

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JANIEWWJD 8/27/2014 11:24PM

    Wonderful idea!!!! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/27/2014 11:56AM

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 8/27/2014 11:52AM

    Excellent blog. Thanks for the info. Love ya

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 8/10/2014 7:10PM

    When they throw away their fruits and vegetables, they are throwing away their vitamins. Alot of fat people are starving, nutritionally, b/c they are eating junk.

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MSFROGGIE 8/1/2014 1:31PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon for sharing!

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GENRE009 7/31/2014 12:03PM

    Too bad they don't do something like that here! Or anywhere where they need it. eva

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MOM4407 7/29/2014 7:55AM

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CHRIMSONFYRE 7/29/2014 7:00AM

    great info, thanks!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/28/2014 9:44PM

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ALEXSGIRL1 7/28/2014 5:02PM

    we do this our store . happy for that also on another note always bring extra form the garden to the food self so others can eat the bounty . hugs for another good blog.

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PEGGYO 7/28/2014 9:48AM

    thanks for sharing this

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LADYRH 7/28/2014 7:28AM

    emoticon for sharing this info

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JANET552 7/28/2014 7:19AM

    That was an interesting idea!!

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CAKAROO 7/28/2014 5:45AM

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COMPCHIC52 7/28/2014 3:27AM

    Oh yeah I watched this the other day. I like the idea. it does not matter to me how it looks as long as you can eat it and it taste good. After all nothing is made perfect. emoticon

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JANIEWWJD 7/27/2014 11:26PM

    I, too, love this idea!!! I'm glad people are realizing that "food" is "food"; no matter how it looks!!!
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LJCANNON 7/27/2014 10:32PM

    emoticon I saw this on FaceBook the other day, and I was shocked that perfectly good Fruit or Veggies would be wasted just because they don't "Look" right.

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JENNEINAZ 7/27/2014 9:49PM

  YES! I love my produce!

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EMMACORY 7/27/2014 7:12PM

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 5:26PM

    Our grocery stores also sell the "disfigured", blemished or otherwise slightly "unsightly" produce @ rock bottom and I know they also donate produce which is edible to food pantries to be used that day.

Personally, I will buy the produce and use it in my soups and stews too. At worst it can be used to make vegetable stocks.

Great idea to stop food waste!



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DEB62BIE62 7/27/2014 5:21PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 7/27/2014 4:16PM

    thanks for sharing. Prayers for all the starving peoples (especially children) of the world.

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SPIRITUALBEAR 7/27/2014 3:14PM

    Our supermarkets here (we have 3 ) all package up veggies and fruits that are either disfigured or small blemishes and sell them really cheap. These are great for chopping up into the freezer for readiness to go into soups stews and casseroles.

They also donate their day old breads and other bakery goods to the food bank here.

Stuff that is way past being sellable but is useable is free for the taking for the farmers that have livestock that will eat these things, so everything gets used no matter what.

This started long before my time on this old earth, in this town, probably because of the isolation here.


At one time there was only one ship that would come in and dock at the paper mill for a couple hours once a week, to take on passengers bound for Vancouver, and to drop off ordered supplies.

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USMAWIFE 7/27/2014 2:29PM

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GERIKRAGH 7/27/2014 1:28PM

    I read this article and thought it great. I would definitely buy them.

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