In United States alone, 30 to 40% of the entire food supply chain is wasted due to inefficiencies in the system. The figures are mostly similar for most of the developed and developing countries.
While most of these loss is due to logistics issue, there are big losses due to produce being discarded as unfit for sale.
The need is to address the waste caused to so called ‘ugly food’.
Now, some startups are becoming food aggregators, being a pipeline between farms and food banks.