Peruvian chefs turn food scraps into quality dishes

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With 800 million people said to be enduring starvation conditions in the world, the UN says one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost before it reaches the table, or is simply wasted. Chefs in Peru seem to have come up with a great solution.

In Peru, some chefs are determined to prove that leftovers can be turned into a culinary art form. Dan Collyns joined them in the kitchen.

Peruvian chefs turn food scraps into quality dishes

Peruvian chefs turn food scraps into quality dishes

With 800 million people said to be enduring starvation conditions in the world, the UN says one third of all food produced for human consumption is lost before it reaches the table, or is simply wasted. Chefs in Peru seem to have come up with a great solution.

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  • Peru is the world’s biggest asparagus exporter and the second largest producer after China, but some of the product doesn’t make the grade to be sold in supermarkets in Europe or the United States as exports.
  • Organizations like Peru’s food bank are lobbying the country’s congress to change the law, and it’s thanks to them that food like this doesn’t go to waste.