Masses of food wasted – ‘use by’ dates mislead

Featured Image: One of Dryden, Ontario’s Landfill’s. This one is located in Barclay. CREDIT: Michelle Arseneault. SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons (This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License).

From SFGate by Carolyn Lochhead Updated 6:08 am, Thursday, September 19, 2013

Washington — Americans throw away 40 percent of the food they buy, often because of misleading expiration dates that have nothing to do with safety, said a study released Wednesday by Harvard University Law School and the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.

“The date labeling system is not a system at all,” said NRDC staff scientist Dana Gunders, co-author of the report, the first to assess date labeling laws nationwide. . . . Read Complete Report

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