We all want to eat fresh food, however as we are learning, the date on the packaging tells us next to nothing about the food’s freshness or edibility.
This link will take you to a preview of a movie about our nationwide problem with food expiration dates and food waste: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/food waste
It looks like a great movie and Go Green Northbrook hopes to bring it to the Green Scene at the Northbrook Public Library.
There is currently a bill in the US House about food waste. It includes a section on revising food labeling dates (not a big change but it does make them uniform across the country).
This 2012 TED talk discusses the worldwide food waste issue:
Dana Gunders has a website and book on how we can all waste less food in our own homes: