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Wasted Food Supermarket Brings Nutrition To The Underserved

Wasted Food Supermarket Brings Nutrition To The Underserved
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The Daily Table will prepare, repackage, and sell expired foods at discounted prices.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 25 september 2013

According to a recent report by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, about 40% of the food produced in the US goes to waste mostly due to confusion or misinterpretation of food expiration date labels. That’s a whole lot of food that could have fed many.

Doug Rauch, former president of Trader Joe’s, has revealed plans for a new supermarket concept that can help tackle the problem of wasted food.

The Daily Table will prepare and repackage foods that are slightly past their sell-by or expiration dates and then sell them for discounted prices. In an article on NPR, Rauch talked about how the supermarket can help lower the amount of wasted food and at the same time bring affordable and nutritious food to those who need them.

The Daily Table will be a hybrid between a grocery and a restaurant. It will take foods that will normally be thrown out and prepare and cook them fast food style. The prepared food will also be priced competitively.

Rauch plans to open the supermarket in Dorchester, Massachusetts early next year.

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Image by Rick via Flickr CC BY 2.0

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