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Before You Toss Food, Wait. Check It Out!

Green Lifestyle  (tags: conservation, eco-friendly, food, health, humans, Sustainabililty, world, waste )

- 1753 days ago -
It's happened to all of us: you're looking for something in the freezer or pantry, and discover food that has been forgotten. Your first impulse is to throw it out, but wait! Is it still good? Chances are it is!

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Laura T (105)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 11:43 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:41 am
Thanks Kathy

Merave L (33)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:59 am
This is really helpful, thank you.

Terry V (30)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:08 pm
Many thanks

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:04 pm
Good article. Nearly half the food thrown out in the US is still edible. It is an incredible waste.

Vivian B (169)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 12:39 am
This is such good info, way to go!!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:51 am
Maybe if people just buy less it would make it easier to track what they have.

Lindsay K (6)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 8:34 am
Good post - thanks. far too much food is thrown away when it could be used. The dates on tins and packets of dried foods are often confusing.

Sharon W. (4)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 5:59 am
One exception: If a can is bulging, throw it out, no matter if it should be still good or is a few years old. Thatīs because it may be ful of clostridium botulinum, bacteria that gro when food is not properly heated before sealing, or badly sealed. It is neutral to smell and taste, and the deadliest poison on earth (really, not exaggerating here).
Oh and if your vision starts blurring about 3-4 hours after eating conserved foods from a can, call 911. They will give you an antitoxin and you may be fine if you are lucky.

Maria Papastamatiou (4)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 9:17 am
Most interesting article. I grew up believing that it is a sin to throw away food. Now, in the middle of the crisis, I do not buy much food (can't afford it) and do not throw it away, just sometimes use my fantasy to transform leftovers.

Mark p.muc (31)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 10:16 am
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