As Americans, we are incredibly hypocritical when it comes to our diets. We will gladly eat a frozen "leaner-option" dinner that only really mimics real food with its unpronounceable ingredients, but we will reject a mildly nicked piece of produce. Why? Because it doesn't appeal to our aesthetic-conscious and appearence-driven mindset. Granted, a bruised tomato may not be as pretty as the dolled up image showcased on the front of a frozen "home-style" dinner, but which is the superior food?
Obviously,the tomato.It would be prefect chopped in a salad, juiced, or simmered into a sauce, despite its minor contusion. The chefs from "The Big Waste" proved the same point, as their final meal looked delicious. Probably the thing that I found most inspiring were the places where they thought to seek out this food that could potentially be just sent out to the garbage bin. Locally-owned grocery stores, orchard lines, garbage piles, and especially produce farms.
I am currently seeking out local produce farms in and around the Louisville area where I could maybe get my hands on this aforethought second-rate produce. It will definitely help me keep up with my juicing habit, which can become quite expensive;but that's a whole 'nother blog post!
So let's cut the hyprocrisy, and stop just eating the "pretty foods". Because honestly, cutting down on food waste is a choice that I want to make, and that everyone can make and feel good about.