Design & Pitch Challenges in STEM, Round 1    >   Erase Food Waste

Helpful Resources on Food and Marketing

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Understanding Food Waste:

  • We waste a lot of food that is safe to eat because it’s “ugly.” Below are several examples of ugly fruits and vegetables. {{EMBED HTMLFRAGIMAGE 220}}



Marketing Ugly Foods: Use these resources to learn how some companies are marketing ugly foods to reduce food waste.

Using Sliding Price Scales: Use these resources to learn how companies, like farms, grocery stores, and restaurants, are using sliding price scales to tackle food waste. Be careful; these examples use sliding price scales to get more customers, which may or may not reduce food waste.  

Steps for Building a Sliding Price Scale:

  1. Article - Conducting Market Research
  2. Article - Building Your Sliding Price Scale
  3. Article - Showing How Your Sliding Price Scale Works