How I Fell In Love With Ugly Food

 

While grocery shopping one day, I realized I’d spent close to 30 minutes just in the produce section, meticulously choosing the best-looking apples, bananas that were ripe, but not spotted, ears of corn with perfectly aligned kernels. I admit, I’m picky about my produce. But I bet I’m not the only one that rejects the slightest bruise, blemish or mark on my fruits and veggies. 

How did we get this way? Could it be because we are living in a society where everything is filtered, where beauty is rewarded, where supermarkets reject foods that don’t adhere to a certain standard, where everything is shiny and bright?