What happens to all the ugly fruits and vegetables? The sad reality of the Canadian food industry is that we waste $31 billion in food annually, often times because products don’t live up to the cosmetic standards of grocery stores. This food waste has negative economic, ethical, and environmental outcomes and is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada. So, what can you do with malformed but still fresh food? There are many things you can make with ugly produce – tomato sauce, canned fruit, soup and dip mixes – the possibilities are endless!
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CESI and the Center for Business and Student Entrepreneurship are offering two students an opportunity to get hands-on entrepreneurship experience and make a positive impact in the Guelph-Wellington community! Selected students will work with a staff member from the SEED Community Food Project over the Fall semester to develop and pilot a new social enterprise called the Upcycle Kitchen.