• about

    UglyFood

    Mission

    We strive to maximise value of food resources and to offer healthy and delectable food products

    Vision

    To accelerate the minimization of the impact of food wastage on the rapidly deteriorating health of our planet and the reduction of food-related poor health outcomes

    Problem Statement

    In Singapore and The World

    809,800 tonnes of food was wasted in 2017 (National Environment Agency). 
    This translates to more than two bowls of rice per person a day.
    In Singapore, most food waste is incinerated and then landfilled. As most foods have high water content, burning food requires greater amounts of energy then burning general waste.
    When we waste food, we also waste resources utilised to grow the food such as energy and water.

     

    According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, one-third of the world's food is wasted from farm to table and that if food waste was a country, it would be the 3rd largest global greenhouse gas emitter, after US and China.
     
     

    How it all started

    Months of field study, prototyping and iterations

    After researching about food waste along the various stages of the food value chain, we uncovered one of the contributing factors to food waste that has not been widely explored and discussed: Cosmetic Filtering.


    We came to realise that ugly food taste just as good as perfect-looking food and is as nutritious.
    With tireless experimentation and several iterations, a series of intricately-designed and mouth-watering food products is born!
     

  • our process

    1 I Procurement

    UglyFood approaches and establishes relationships with stakeholders such as wholesalers, importer, distributors and wet market stall owners to gather fresh produce that would otherwise be wasted

    2 I Transformation

    UglyFood diverts the fresh produce away from the incineration plants and the landfill by transforming them into healthy and delectable food products

    3 I Enjoy

    UglyFood offers our products in SUTD and

    at pop-up events like Farmers’ Markets and private events.

     

    We are currently piloting our ‘Subscription Model’ in co-working spaces and office pantries!

  • Produce saved

    Till Date

    3,830

    apples

    211kg

    watermelons

    2,050

    oranges

    1,881

    carrots

    2,305

    bananas

    1,630

    pears

    296

    cucumbers

    44.5kg

    spinach

    49.3kg

    romaine lettuce

    and many others...

  • Contact

    Let’s do good together!

    Building 2, #01-204, 8 Somapah Rd, Building 1, Singapore 487372