Friday Buffet

Korea may be onto something with their trash reduction strategy–using (RFID) electronic chips to help users pay for what they throw!

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The food safety experts at Consumer Reports weigh in on what ketchup rates highest how long summer condiments stay good. In my opinion, they err a tad on the cautious side (two weeks for pickles?!).

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Indian abundance could mean more waste, as the crop could exceed storage space. This is especially galling in the nation with the most hungry people.

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There’s plenty afoot on May Day (aka Lei Day!), but it also marks the start of expanded curbside composting in Vancouver.

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2 Comments

  1. Mimi
    Posted April 27, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Pickles don’t go bad! That’s how you preserve things – you pickle them. I’ve eaten fifteen year old pickles and they tasted fine and I had no ill effects. I have rotted almost everything in my frig but never, never pickles.

  2. Posted April 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Goodness…we’ve eaten many, many pickles that are older than two weeks. And lived to tell about it, even!

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