Being a trailblazer in a society that values conformity above all else is no easy task, but by refusing to reject sub par agricultural practices and to challenge the cultural norms of perfection that are in part to blame for food waste, such destructive methods of production and consumption are given permission to continue.
Making (Tangerine)ade
Yolanta Siu
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I enjoyed this story very much, mainly because as a Korean, the points you made resonated in me, but also because of the beautiful illustration! (did you draw them yourself?)

I actually wrote about the same concept (Korean society’s obsession with perfection) upon visiting an organic market at Melbourne uni when I was there. Check if you’d like: https://medium.com/@jieunchoi/beauty-of-imperfection-%EA%B2%B0%EC%A0%90%EC%9D%98-%EC%95%84%EB%A6%84%EB%8B%A4%EC%9B%80-d26051f9ece1#.69p86ia3q :)

P.S. Your story on “ogye” was very intriguing! (I work for Korea Exposé)

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