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In spite of our best intentions, something happens when we're in the produce section of the grocery store. Like Snow White in a daze, we automatically reach towards the perfect apple, the one with the flawless red skin and sublime curves. Consequently, Western countries throw out nearly half of their food not because it's inedible -- but because it's not pleasing to our eyes.
To call attention to this scandalous waste, the French television channel Canal+ and Englishman Tristram Stuart of "Feeding the 5000" invite you to a free lunch made out of wonky carrots, misshapen potatoes and other fresh surplus vegetables on Saturday, October 13. In addition to a giant vegetable curry, there will also be cooking lessons, music and freshly pressed apple juice.
If you're in Paris and would like to volunteer, please visit "Feeding the 5000's" Facebook page for additional information. Otherwise, please help by spreading the word about this very worthwhile event.
Fill bellies not bins. Stop discrimination against ugly vegetables!
Feeding the 5000
October 13 at 1:00 pm
Place de l'Hôtel de Ville
In this TED video, Tristram Stuart sounds the warning bell on global food waste, calling for us to change the systems whereby large quantities of produce and other foods end up in trash heaps.