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Sarah Phillips : Ugly Produce


In fact, the Eye of Photography has almost become a big family where everyone exchanges: project, news or realization!

Yesterday, Stephen Shames came forward, he introduces us to his sister, a food photographer!


My little sister is a food photographer who photographs “ugly produce”. She started a website —  — in 2016 to use photography to help people take action and buy ugly produce by making them aware of it through photography, events, recipes and tips.

Sarah’s photographs are part of a global movement of producers, retailers, restaurants and consumers to create awareness and revolution in the food industry to reduce food waste and pollution. One of the greatest crimes against the environment that few know about, is our practice of throwing away up to 40 percent of our perfectly good fruit and vegetables in the United States just because they do not meet cosmetic standards.

Ugly produce is part of our larger American food waste problem, although it occurs worldwide. Americans are throwing out the equivalent of $165 billion each year – from farm to fork – ugly produce and uneaten food ends up rotting in landfills as the single largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste where it accounts for a large portion of U.S. methane emissions. And all those inputs used to produce that food –  soil, water, fertilizers, and human labor – are also wasted.

Stephen Shames


Sarah Phillips is CEO and Founder of
A food, health, and lifestyle social media agency in New York City



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