Through MISFIT Juicery, Phil Wong explores how reimagining food waste can reduce the six billion pounds of produce that goes unharvested or unsold in the U.S. each year. Wong graduated from Georgetown University with a combined major in science, technology, and international affairs. He has spent his last three years going from school in D.C. to Rwanda, Senegal and Rwanda again, with trips to New Orleans and Chattanooga interspersed. Wong hopes to continue engaging with issues of waste and social justice, particularly through the lens of entrepreneurship.
Venture: MISFIT Juicery makes cold-pressed juice out of fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste either because they are excess or don’t meet the high aesthetic standards of commercial retailers. In doing so, MISFIT Juicery is changing the discourse around food waste and what is ugly and what is beautiful in the United States.