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The truth about the orange stuff

The truth about the orange stuff

You’ve probably heard all the fun facts. Rabbits love carrots. Carrots can help you see in the dark. Carrots weren’t originally orange. Wait, what was that last one? This week, we're biting our way through the truth about carrots.

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How to Celebrate Earth Day the Good and Fugly Way 

How to Celebrate Earth Day the Good and Fugly Way 

Happy Earth Day! Here at Good & Fugly our mission is rooted in sustainability, and there's no better time than Earth Day to start your journey towards living a more eco-conscious life. We're doing our bit to tackle food waste through our fruit and vegetables subscription boxes – turning fugly produce destined for landfill into something beautiful and delicious! Food waste is a serious issue, but not only because of its direct contribution to landfill. When we waste food, we ultimately waste all the resources that went into producing that food in the first place. According to the United Nations Environmental Program: "One-third of all food produced in...

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6 Practical Ways to Use Coffee Grounds & Fight Food Waste

6 Practical Ways to Use Coffee Grounds & Fight Food Waste

If you're a home-brewed coffee connoisseur, you're bound to end up with used grounds leftover every day. Whether you're using a Keurig or make coffee in a French press, coffee grounds can be a big source of kitchen waste. Instead of throwing them out right away, why not put it to good use? Here are 6 unique ways to get more use out of your coffee grounds and can reduce food waste at the same time! 1. Embrace the Abrasiveness The rough texture of coffee grounds makes for an excellent scouring agent. You can use them just as you would salt or baking soda to clean food residue...

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8 fruits and vegetables you can grow in an apartment

8 fruits and vegetables you can grow in an apartment

You might think the only way to grow your own fruits and vegetables is to have a big backyard. But you can grow fresh produce if you live in an apartment, too! With just a little bit of space and some basic gardening knowledge, you can grow a variety of healthy fruits and vegetables right in a small home. Choosing plants that can thrive in pots or small planters is key – these are some of the best, easiest fruits and vegetables to grow in an apartment. Tomatoes Tomatoes are one of the easiest things to grow in an apartment setting because...

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