Daryl Lindsey
November 17, 2016 5:55 pm
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Want to help fight America’s huge food waste problem? It could be as simple as eating pizza.

Austin restaurant Bufalina prepared a special meal for the first day of SXSW Eco–  a pizza topped with food destined for the dumpster.

“It’s perfectly edible food ― it’s just aesthetically, it might not look beautiful,” Bufalina owner Steven Dilley told HuffPo. “We look at the appearance of a vegetable, but many times that bears very little relationship to taste.”

Bufalina hopes to raise awareness about the 40 percent of American produce that goes uneaten. Though the meal was for a one-time event, Chef Tyreece Burton says he’s excited to see more and more people cut down on waste and turn to “ugly” produce — and, thankfully, it’s not the only restaurant to incorporate “ugly” food into its recipes.

“Looking at these supposedly ugly vegetables as potential food ― the whole movement is going to continue to grow,” Burton said.

“There are going to be a lot more chefs proud to say they’re serving the kind of stuff that most people would throw away, which I think is really awesome.”[/subheader]

We think so, too!

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