Ignore The Sell By Date

According to this Mother Jones article, it’s not for you: it’s “meant for store stockers to keep track of product rotation. It offers little indication of when the milk may actually sour.” The story goes on to connect this to a larger problem, that of food waste. 1/3rd of the global food supply is wasted and “here in America, we’re even worse: Roughly 40 percent of our food goes uneaten, amounting to an economic loss of $165 billion a year.” So keep using that milk until it really is sour.

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