Cut To The Chase: 4.45 Million Tonnes of Wastage – Fruit And Veg Just ‘Not Pretty Enough’?

In Europe the figure is a staggering 300-million tonnes of fruit and veg thrown away annually! But now, one French supermarket, INTERMARCHE, has introduced a successful campaign called ‘Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables’ embracing all the produce their suppliers can provide – regardless of whether it conforms to customers’ cosmetic standards, selling it at 30% discount and turning it into soups and juices. Unfortunately the Supermarket chain created a new problem for themselves – they couldn’t keep up with demand!

So why do we discard food based on the way it looks – and what does that say about us as a society? Check out what Social Commentators Suzanne Mostyn and Adam Boland think of the French campaign and how they fight-the-good-food-fight in their own environments. (Source* 2012 Food Insecurity Report)

Adam and Suzanne caught up for their conversation at QT Hotel in Canberra.

Would a similar campaign would work ‘Down-Under’? Tell us your thoughts below.

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Written by Adam Boland & Suzanne Mostyn

Hosted by two of Australia’s most dynamic social commentators, Adam Boland and Suzanne Mostyn, our new digital TV series, Cut to the Chase is an irreverent, informative and fun ‘He said, She said’ take on everyday issues that touch us all.

Adam and Suzanne cover a range of topics from ‘conversations all parents should have with their sons’ to ‘discrimination in the supermarket’.
Adam Boland, author of the upcoming book ‘Brekky Central’ said of Cut to the Chase: “Suzanne and I go a long way back so we don’t need much of a reason to have a chinwag, but Robyn gave us one anyway.”
Suzanne Mostyn, an established media voice, said: "I'm all about chewing the fat. I think it's how we make sense of our challenges, the world and our place in it. Adam and I have always had lively and robust discussions about all things mundane and monumental off- camera, so now it's great to have the opportunity to sit down together with audience."


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