Danone North America's Two Good® Yogurt is tackling food waste with the introduction of its Good Save™ product line, wrapping a year of commitment to positive impact for people and the planet for the brand. In partnership with Full Harvest®, Two Good 'Good Save' uses Verified Rescued Produce™ to create lower sugar yogurt products with the goal of reducing food waste at the farm level. The product line is setting the standard for the emerging rescued foods market and is the first dairy product to use 100% Verified Rescued Produce™. The initial offering features Meyer Lemons that are 100% verified rescued, with plans to launch additional flavors in 2021 and beyond.
In the United States, one-third of edible produce gets wasted at the farm level. What's more, 30-40% of our food supply is wasted annually – good, nutritious food that could otherwise feed families in need – equal to $218B of monetary loss, 21% of our landfill content, and 21% of all agricultural climate resources. By purchasing Two Good® 'Good Save™' yogurt, consumers can be part of actively helping to reduce food waste at the farm level.
The lemons in Two Good 'Good Save' yogurt would otherwise have been wasted due to overproduction, a lack of secondary markets for the farmer, or cosmetic blemishes. The program leverages the combined expertise of Two Good and Full Harvest, creating a product that has a positive impact on the environment, while providing consumers with an opportunity to vote with their dollars, and join in the fight against food waste. Two Good 'Good Save' yogurt is the first product to use the Full Harvest Verified Rescued ProduceTM seal – the highest standard for on-farm food waste reduction verification. What's more, Two Good 'Good Save' has 2g of sugar per serving, which is 80% less than average Greek yogurt.
Full Harvest works directly with farmers to identify produce that will go to waste, and to connect those farmers with food companies' buyers on its digital marketplace. The end result: less waste, more nutritious food going to consumers, and more economic opportunity for farmers. Full Harvest is the only company that can provide independent, third party verification that the food a customer sources from farms would otherwise have gone to waste - in other words, 'Verified Rescued™'.