Andronico’s Saves Imperfect Produce

SAN LEANDRO, Calif. — Andronico’s Community Markets is taking on food waste. Up to 40% of food in the U.S. ends up in the trash, according to a recent report by the National Resources Defense Council.

One problem is that high-quality standards for fresh fruit and vegetables mean a lot of edible produce gets thrown away instead of sold and eaten.

Andronico’s has partnered with FoodStar, a local start-up, to address that issue by selling imperfect p

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