Roughly one-third of all food that farmers around the world produce is never consumed. Much is wasted at retail and consumer levels, but food loss starts on farms when crops go unharvested. Buyers might drop out or offer a price too low to make harvesting worthwhile, or fruits and vegetables are rejected for being the wrong size or shape.
Now, California-based Climate Candy is tackling that issue with their FAVES candy chews. The start-up works with local farms to procure imperfect produce that would otherwise go unharvested. Ingredients include apples, pumpkins, carrots, strawberries and sweet potatoes; each bag contains four servings of fruits and vegetables. The candies are low in sugar, gluten-free and vegan.