Do Just One Thing for April 19, 2017

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the most common item in landfills is discarded food, most of it perfectly edible. Because of the “cult of perfection,” or the desire for fruits and vegetables to look perfect in order to purchase them, almost half of imperfect produce -- think weirdly shaped apples or too-short bananas -- are tossed because its believed consumers won’t purchase them. To shift this attitude, consider buying imperfect produce at the store. It is just the same in quality; it just looks different.

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