Reducing global food waste

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Nourishing the Planet was recently featured in Die Zeit, one of the most widely read weekly newspapers in Germany.

Only the best looking fruits end up in supermarket shelves in many industrialized countries. (Photo credit: Die Zeit)

The article discusses the issue of post-harvest waste and how policies in industrialized nations often add to the problem. European Union regulations, for example, put such harsh restrictions on produce, that certain vegetables and fruits that are not as aesthetically pleasing do not make it to supermarket shelves.

Click here to read the article.

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