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Recycling and making food article

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by ducks4you, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Apr 15, 2019
    ducks4you

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    Ridgerunner

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    In Arkansas a farmer grew organic produce under contract to Walmart. One year he grew yellow straight-necked squash, I could see his field from the road as I drove past. After it was harvested those plants were still loaded with ripe squash. Walmart would only accept perfect fruits. Walmart announced a program to trial market imperfect fruits but I never heard of it again, I assume it was a failure. Walmart corporate headquarters were right there, they had a lot of pilot programs.

    The stuff I grow for my use is hardly ever perfect. I just cut the imperfect parts out and use the rest. I sometimes think of how much squash was left to fertilize the next crop (he rotated crops) that I or others could have eaten.
     
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    flowerbug

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    there is a lot of food waste out there so improving that situation will certainly help.
     
  4. Apr 16, 2019 at 8:05 PM
    Rhodie Ranch

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    In my country there is a company that makes soup out of veggies that are rejected by supermarkets or big retailers. They are mostly rejected for not being straight or not the right size. For soup it doesn't matter, and it works great for marketing their product.
    They also chose their name really smart
    https://www.kromkommer.com/

    Komkommer means cucumber in Dutch, they added an R and it then means crooked cucumber!
     
  6. Apr 20, 2019 at 2:51 PM
    flowerbug

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    their website surely introduced many smiles to my face. :)
     
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