Food expired? Don’t toss it just yet

Metro ServiceConsumers in rich countries waste almost as much food as the entire net food production of sub-Saharan Africa. ■ Metro Service / Contributed Do you freeze foods well before the expiration date? Check the milk to make sure it will last the week? Throw out items the moment they pass over the stamped deadline? If so, you may be doing so unnecessarily and even contributing to the vast food waste problem across the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations says approximately one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, which amounts to 1.3 billion tons, gets lost or wasted. The organization

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