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February 20 2013

U.N. Offers Banquet of Blemished Food to Highlight Waste


OSLO (Reuters) - The United Nations treated government ministers and officials to a meal of blemished African fruit and vegetables on Tuesday to highlight how perfectly edible food is being rejected by European supermarkets.

"We are demonstrating the colossal scale of gratuitous waste, even in countries like Kenya where there are millions of hungry people," he said. "The waste of perfectly edible, 'ugly' vegetables is endemic in our food production systems.".

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