Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog
September 19, 2016
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Getting produce from the farm to your table eats up 10% of the U.S. energy budget and 80% of all freshwater consumed in the U.S. — yet 40% of the food in this country is never eaten, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Scraps, trimmings, imperfect produce and other by products often end up in landfills — unless an innovative entrepreneur steps up to find a use for them, that is. Elly Truesdell, a forager for Whole Foods Market, has made it her mission to stock our shelves with products from companies that do just that.