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Sat Dec 15, 2012, 05:07 PM

2. Transportation Costs

The damaged produce costs just as much to transport as the perfect stuff. Much of it is destined to travel thousands of miles in a truck, and if it hasn't turned into a gooey mess by the time it gets to the market, it might still only fetch half-price, which probably wouldn't even cover the transport costs.

Presumably the stuff that doesn't leave the farm gets composted or plowed under, so it's not a complete waste.

I have not even seen day old bread in our area stores in decades.

Most of it is a lot older than that, but loaded with preservatives and sold at full price.

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