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Australians tackle food waste by sourcing imperfect produce from farms

Australia as a whole wastes $20 billion worth of food each year. According to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, a large part of that is in agriculture and post-harvest.

Appalled by this, university friends Josh Ball and Josh Brookes-Duncan from business Farmers Pick are trying to help reduce this amount. The pair spend their days visiting farmers sourcing misshapen cherries or two-legged carrots to resell and educate consumers on the misconceptions of edible produce.

"Often our visits are met with confusion, because for decades so many growers across Australia have been told what good is. Good has always been about aesthetics, how big and round and red and juicy things are, not necessarily the taste and nutrition, which is really what food is about."


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