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In the category of: Life without a wall.
In the category of: It’s not all marketing.
The startups Misfits Market and Imperfect Produce say they’re rescuing food that would otherwise be wasted. Sarah Taber is calling bullshit.
One prominent skeptic of the ugly produce industry is Sarah Taber, a crop scientist who worked on farms for a decade, doing everything from detasseling corn to beekeeping. She now consults for several greenhouse and indoor agricultural companies and hosts the podcast Farm To Taber.
A few weeks after I interviewed Ramesh of Misfits Market, I saw an impassioned Twitter thread from Taber responding to recent stories about ugly produce startups, and called her up to hear more of her perspective. Read on to learn why Taber believes sustainable ugly produce is a myth, why she wants to change the popular narrative that Americans need to save farmers, and how she believes the food supply chain can become less wasteful. This interview has been edited and condensed.
In category of: This is going to be good, or bad, depending on your point of view.
Once Trump’s right-hand man, Cohen has distanced himself from the president since pleading guilty to federal prosecutors last year.
In congressional testimony on Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and longtime “fixer” Michael Cohen will accuse Trump of engaging in criminal activity in the months before the 2016 election, multiple news outlets reported Tuesday.
Once Trump’s right-hand man, Cohen has distanced himself from the president since pleading guilty to federal prosecutors last year for using campaign money to silence Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, two women who said Trump had extramarital affairs with them.
Cohen, a key figure in the investigations into Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, has claimed he made the payments at Trump’s direction.
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