• When a California farmer realized he
was throwing away 400 tons of carrots
a day because they were too ugly,
he began shaving them down into
snack-sized nubs... and that is where
baby carrots come from.
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    • 400 tons? Bruh, that’s almost as heavy as your mom
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    • No baby carrots are made when momma carrot and daddy carrot wrestle
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    • Damn 400 tons?
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    • Imagine throwing away 400 tons of carrots daily because of an opinion on beauty
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    • You mean my favorite crunchy snack isn't made out of babies?
      Calobdd 21 jun
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    • So I did some research just cause this sounded absolutely absurd. But turns out, the US ALONE goes through 271 MILLION tons of carrots in a single year. And that's not the most. China goes through WAY more than we do. So the 146k tons thrown out yearly by this dude didn't make a dent. Bruh. Wtf
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    • You’re telling me 146000 tons of carrots were thrown out every year? If you’re going to make up a fact, at least make is believable
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    • Oh I'm just gonna make up random numbers and times and not understand how much a ton is
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    • That’s 146,000 tons of carrots a year. I call bullshit
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    • Carrots with ranch dip is my favorite
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    • I dont believe you
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    • Doubt he was throwing away 800,000 pounds a day.
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    • 400 tons..... a day..... 400.... TONS... of carrots that dont weigh much..... a.... day..... imagine how much perfectly good produce that was discarded because it didn't look nice...... imagine how many homeless people that could feed........
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    • This isn't correct because farmers don't throw away food. Most farmers sell vegetables to other farms for animal feed or give it to their animals. No farmer just says fuck it garbage time
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    • Lmao I would have believed 400 tons per year, maybe. But you seriously expect me to believe it was per day?
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    • This definitely isn't true
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    • Yeah maybe it happened, but 800,000 a day? No way. Not possible
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    • Lol, his grandson (or great grandson) is my friend, I went to the estate for a birthday and it was huge. The grandpa died a long time ago, but his wife lives the life. Their kid ran the business to the ground tho so they had to sell the company for a lot less then they make, so that’s kinda sad, but
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    • I’m unsure of the number as I haven’t found it anywhere yet. However the farmers name is Mike Yorusek
      godnops 21 jun
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    • Why must you lie?
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    • I like em in my ass
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    • Brilliant! My dogs love fresh baby carrots
      LexxsH 21 jun
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    • STOP FEATURING BULLSHIT FACTS HOLY SHIT
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    • 400tons thrown away per day is 100% bullshit youre retarded if you think otherwise
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    • I'm just gonna guess whoever's wrote this meant pounds
      Rivimatt 21 jun
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    • I too grow 146000 tons of carrots a year. Or 17 tons an hour. Or 555 pounds a minute. Or 9 pounds every second. This is bullshit
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    • There’s a company out there that sells ugly produce for cheap (like your mom) because they didn’t pass inspection or whatever for normal grocery stores
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    • You mean per year?
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    • Ok maybe it happened, but 400 tons?
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    • Fact checked this is actually true 400 tons was not sold as produce almost 70% of every days haul on a massive farm, then an outsider came in and offered to buy the 400 tons to invent baby carrots
      bam0217 21 jun
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    • i've pumped 400 tons of cum in your moms throat
      V1tunpr0 23 jun
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    • 400 tons a day? Are you high or plain stupid?
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    • You know this shit fake when InfoChecker aint here
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    • Damn yall just lost the game :(
      bananaty 21 jun
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    • Source?
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    • 400 tons a year was most likely the TOTAL waste of ALL farmers, how tf many carrots do u think we grow?
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    • That is about 6 million carrots thrown out every day
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    • To start off, thier are actual baby carrots and then shaped baby carrots. Mike Yurosek is the Farmer's name for this story. The reason they were "waste" is because they wouldn't fit into bags for consumer use. He did sell some of it for carrot juice or animal feed.
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    • Could have been used for pig farms
      THE_N00N 21 jun
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    • He was throwing away ~5,000,000 carrots per day?
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    • That’s 292 million pounds of carrots a year thrown out from one farmer... I smell bullshit
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    • Um idk of he was throwing away 400 TONS A DAY LIKE DEFINITELY NOT EVERY DAY, thats a lot of carrots
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    • KidCud 22 jun
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    • he would’ve been throwing out about 114,286 carrots a day
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    • There are actual legit things called baby carrots that aren’t cut down.
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    • 400 tons? A day?
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    • Jedi2k3 21 jun
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    • No it’s not
      HeyDont 23 jun
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    • My foreskin story
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    • So you’re telling me on a daily basis he was throwing away 800,000lbs of carrots
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    • don't the "ugly" ones usually just get sold as ingredients?
      Seasonal 21 jun
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    • Bullshit he was throwing away 400 tons A DAY
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    • Are we gonna act like this exact set of features didnt happen literally 3 days ago
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    • Fuckin socialist played capitalism like a fiddle
      Cacaonut 22 jun
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    • Baby carrots do exist. Just it’s much more efficient to cut them that way.
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    • Dang that’s like less than 12 football fields
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    • PorkSword 21 jun
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    • Hey OP I'm sorry you have so many ignorant people commenting here who cant use Google for 5 seconds
      I_Only 21 jun
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    • This may seem weird but yes it is 400 tons, the farmer was a part of a northern philadelphia agricultural company that gave many people when did and they with no giving carrots to for companies.
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    • Where does baby oil come from?
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    • That’s a lot of carrots, is this true
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    • This is 100% untrue
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    • content not available more
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    • Not really. It's actually just gmo lol
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    • Carrots were purple.... People had bad opinions of that... So they bread them selectivity to engineer them to be orange.
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    • You seriously come up with the worst comebacks maybe try that again😂
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    • Lol that’s not even remotely true
      JerrBerr 24 jun
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    • No way!!? Holy shit I thought they grow small like that
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    • I would maybe believe 400 pounds of carrots, not 400 tons. Even 400 pounds is a lot
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    • Those are some fast growing carrots brother
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    • Did a Jew do this math?
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    • Why am I her baby carrot
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    • That's not how they are made
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    • Too ugly? Wtf?
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    • He wasn’t throwing them away if he had any sense, just about any animal farm would buy them. Pigs love carrots and it’s healthy for their diet. Also, ugly carrots are used in frozen foods and dog foods too
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    • Im gonna need carrot checker here
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    • Oof
      Bloker 23 jun
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    • is this a jacks films thing?
      ThiccN3ck 23 jun
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    • So over 2 billion pounds of carrots a year are being grown and discarded by one man? That’s the most autistic stat I have ever seen
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    • Okay, but who gets the shavings? I’m all for shavings.
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    • 400 tons?
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    • So baby carrots are regular carrots that weren't good enough?
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    • Who TF is saying “I’m not eating this carrot it’s too ugly”. Like WTF
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    • This isn’t true
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    • We literally waste so much food in this country it’s disgraceful
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    • I don't this this is it, I can't remember but I believe baby carrots are the left overs from when you peel carrots, they just roll it into baby carrots
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    • 400 TONS? I think not
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    • And what do they soak them in?
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    • My fatass thought those were Cheeto puffs
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    • I can't believe that. It's so wasteful.
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    • From now on they should be called “Whittle Carrots”
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    • Excuse me?
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    • "Threw away" most likely meant given to livestock
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    • false
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    • InfoChecker this your time to shine once again
      ssingh 23 jun
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    • 400 tons a FUCKING DAY theres no fucking way
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    • But they taste different
      Sarabuggy 23 jun
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    • Here's the guy's name: foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2016/05/the-truth-about-baby-carrots
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