Tree Top, Pop-Tarts and the beauty of ugly fruit in tackling food waste

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Fruits not destined for the fresh market are sent to Tree Top's scale house to be sorted, photographed and categorized both manually and with robotic assistance
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Fruits not destined for the fresh market are sent to Tree Top's scale house to be sorted, photographed and categorized both manually and with robotic assistance

What is old is new again for the food industry as consumers become aware of the virtues of turning damaged apples and other fruit into purees, canned foods, breakfast items, and other products

Using "imperfect" or "ugly" fruit in downstream food products such as purees, canned foods or frozen fruit has been the practice of farmers for almost half a century. But only recently has ugly fruit become...

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