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Surprising Reasons Americans Waste so Much Food

Food Waste

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  • A new survey on household food waste in the U.S. revealed that more than 68 percent of Americans had thrown away food because it was past the expiration date — and they mistakenly believed eating it could cause food poisoning
  • Only 53 percent of survey respondents were aware that food waste is an issue
  • Forty-two percent of the respondents said they didn’t have enough time to worry about food waste

By Dr. Mercola

Foodborne illness is a major problem in developed countries like the U.S., but one tactic many Americans rely on to prevent it is seriously misled.


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