Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected At U.S. Border

April 10, 2015 7:57 PM

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The Mariposa border crossing, as seen from Nogales, Ariz., September 2013. This land port serves as the main point of entry into the U.S. for fresh produce from Mexico. A lot of that produce gets rejected just past the border, even though it's perfectly tasty and edible.

Just across the border from Nogales, Ariz., rows of north-bound trucks line up for inspection. Over half of the produce that's grown in Mexico and imported — $4 billion worth — comes through this border crossing. Most gets distributed to all parts of the U.S. and Canada, but some fruits and vegetabl...

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