On Japanese site, surplus local produce given away for free
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“Waste not, want not” is an ages-old truism that's taken on fresh relevance in this era of environmental awareness and economic uncertainty. Aiming to do its part to put that principle into practice, Tada Yasai is a Japanese initiative to help ensure that excess local produce doesn't get wasted. Tada Yasai — whose name means “free vegetables” — is a site that offers just that to registered users. The fresh produce given away is surplus grown by farmers in Japan's Saitama and Gunma prefectures. It's often left over simply because it doesn't meet the aesthetic criteria imposed by many supermarkets…
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