The future of food waste: is scrapping ‘best before’ dates really enough?

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At a time when families are choosing between ‘heating or eating’, the problem of food waste feels like a particularly difficult problem to tackle; exacerbated by the fact that it currently accounts for 8-10% of all global greenhouse emissions.

Supermarkets looking to combat this waste have invested in a number of initiatives – including encouraging ‘sniff tests’ as they remove ‘best before’ dates. This headline-grabbing move has been popularised as a quick fix to the systemic shortfalls within a competitive consumption-based industry.

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