Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables

FrankenVeg GMOs or unfortunate, friendly vegetables?

by: Jess | 23 Jul 2014
food news, French supermarket, marketing

At the grocer’s, have you reached across a mountain of avocados for the biggest, fattest one? Condemned a knobbly sweet potato? Sneered at a strangely-shaped aubergine? It’s a normal process of natural selection.

According to a BBC report, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimate that one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted before it’s eaten. Considering that there are a billion starving people in the world, it’s a crying shame.

Thankfully, a genius new campaign has come to the rescue of produce that doesn't fit the standards of ‘food beauty.’ ‘Inglorious Fruits & Vegetables’ is hoping to alter perceptions by honouring unsightly fruit and vegetables.

Intermarché, the third largest supermarket chain in France, began the initiative. ‘Inglorious Fruits &  Vegetables’ hijacks unsatisfactory farm produce that would otherwise be discarded, and sells it in their stores - either as is or in soups and juices - at a 30% mark-down.

The campaign was developed by advertising agency, Marcel Worldwide and it may go viral on social media.

Would you be willing to eat less-than-perfect fruit and veggies to get your five-a-day and save money?

Source: Huffington Post

Watch the video below!


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