The 'ugly' veg that supermarket buyers are refusing

Would you buy an 'ugly' or 'wonky' vegetable? Photo: ITV News Central

A new report has found that up to 40 per cent of a farmer's crop can get ploughed back into the field as supermarket buyers refuse so called 'ugly' or 'wonky' vegetables.

Those in the food industry say it is a disgrace as a bent parsnip or bobbly carrot will still taste the same.

One supermarket has defended itself saying it will still buy the crop and use it across its range.