I have previously read about the arbitrary “best before” or “sell-by” dates that food producers and sellers use. When I saw this blog post about best before dates on Stumbleupon, I felt it was worth sharing here.
Have a read –
Often, meaningless food expiration dates can actually cause Americans [and Canadians] to throw away products that are perfectly edible. This misdirected trend leads to an astonishing $165 billion dollars worth of food that’s wasted every year in the U.S. — roughly 40 million tons of food — an amount that has only grown since the 1980s.