food waste

11 Things We Didn’t Know Last Week

Posted on 09/25/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

11 Things | Bulletin TodayNews, discoveries and fun … 1. Those stories were wrong: Jack Nicholson isn’t retiring after all … at least not from the movies. (Learn more at Vanity Fair) 2. The Saiga, an endangered species of antelope that looks like something out of the bar scene in Star Wars, is making a comeback. (Learn more at National Geographic) 3. More than 90 percent of Americans routinely throw out perfectly good food because they think it’s no longer safe to eat. (Learn more …

Food Labels: Don’t Believe the ‘Use By’ Date

Posted on 09/19/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you throw out food when it’s past the “use by” or “sell by” date on the label, thinking it’s no longer safe to eat? Then you’re making the same mistake that 91 percent of Americans — myself included — make: namely, prematurely tossing billions of pounds of food (and wasting lots of money) every year because we think those dates indicate food safety. In actuality, the dates stamped on food products are set by manufacturers primarily to help retailers …