produce section grocery store aerial-BunnyheroFlickrIn the U.S., about 40 percent of our food gets thrown out.

Doug Rauch, the former president of Trader Joe’s, is determined to repurpose the perfectly edible produce that ends up in the trash by cooking it, turning it into prepared meals and then selling it deeply discounted in a new type of store.

His first market will open early next year in Dorchester, Mass.

(READ or LISTEN to the story at NPR News)

Thanks to Janet for submitting the link!


  1. Good for him! Our country wastes an obscene amount of food and it’s nice that Mr. Rauch will help curtail some of that waste. When Third World visitors come to America for the first time, the response is usually the same: “Wow! You have SO much food to choose from here!”

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