Ever wonder how important those best-before and use-by dates truly are? According to the Waste Resources Action Program (Wrap), 4.2 metric tonnes of food are thrown away every year in the United Kingdom, which ultimately results in a huge impact on the environment, not to mention a huge financial cost.

The main reason we throw food away is that we don’t use it in time, typically looking at the use-by date on the packet rather than the food itself. Here, chefs Angela Hartnett, Tamal Ray, Ruby Tandoh and Thomasina Miers explain what they trash and what they keep and why.

Read more at The Guardian


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