Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 65 , Segment 3

Episode: Christianity, China's Agricultural Imports, FoodKeeper

  • May 18, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 11:52 mins

Guest: Christopher Bernstein, with the USDA’s Food Safety Education Staff Think about what’s in your fridge right now. Anything questionable? That spaghetti from last week—still okay to eat? Yogurt that’s passed the sell-by date? The USDA estimates that billions of pounds of good food goes to waste because home cooks aren’t sure if it’s safe to eat. The problem is exponentially larger when you include restaurants and manufacturers, so reducing food waste is a major initiative of the USDA. And yet, who really wants to roll the dice on that old stroganoff in the fridge? “When in doubt, throw it out” seems like a smart way to go. A new smartphone app could help keep us safe and prevent us from wasting unnecessarily.

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