UK consumers throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food each year – that’s about 1/3 of the fresh food bought in British supermarkets each year.
Yikes, that’s a food fact that I found hard to believe until I waded through the detritus of my own fridge yesterday and had to cast aside green beans, mushrooms and even some moldy peppers that we bought weeks ago and still hadn’t used.
I don’t know about you guys but I’m a little liberal when it comes to past-by dates on vegetables – how bad can three day-old green beans be after all? Especially when they’ve been flown in from Peru in the first place (and yes I realize this is also a problem). But I draw the line at 10 days…or when there is too much mold to cut away!
Mushy banana pancakes anyone?