Food Expiration Dates May Mislead Consumers


Best results use by you probably have many of these labels on items in your fridge and Pantry right now a lot of behavior on what what you throw away and how you consume food a lot of people go off what's on the label and so what we're looking at is trying to shift behavior trying to make consistency in terms of how are labelled so that we can avoid waste and avoid people throwing away products that are perfectly good to eat pete. Pearson Pearson is the senior director for food loss and waste at World Wildlife Fund seventy percent or more of the biodiversity loss on the planet is attributed to Food and agriculture. The Natural Resources Defense Council estimates that forty percent of all food in the United States goes uneaten that that translates to some two hundred eighteen billion dollars in wasted money annually beyond the hit to the wallet food waste in landfills creates methane tain which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide and these figures don't include a full accounting the accumulated waste producing and transporting in food that we don't eat water and fertilizer maintenance of animal habitats and fuel and often because of labelling and consumer behavior we throw throw it away and it's still perfectly good to eat another part of the solution could come from the bipartisan food date labeling act which would expand spanned federal standards on expiration dates from just baby formula now to most everything else. The bill is making its way through Congress and could streamline line what you see when you're shopping part of the goal to reduce customer confusion what they're trying to do is introduce a series of binding federal enroll standards in some cases this is done by states and local jurisdictions and so what you have is a big confusion and inconsistency in terms of language the the House bill recommends a label of best if used by for when a product's quality or freshness may start to worsen and then use by for when it's definitely definitely time to get rid of it and Pearson recommends well a little bravery so I've found as as food waste leader and the director of a program program. I find that I'm eating a lot of foods that most people probably wouldn't end. We need more food waste warriors. We need people that are willing to cut the mold off at cheese or scrape some falls out of the sour cream because it's not going to detract anything from the actual product and you will survive. You're not GonNa die and when you're GonNa Save Food and help save the environment the process thanks for

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