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11 great posters from when we used to care about wasting food

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Waste No Food
credit: WWI Poster

But even in 1917, surely they could do better than this.

Address date labeling confusion.

Dates on food products do not indicate food safety, yet many consumers believe that they do and discard food accordingly. The United Kingdom recently set guidelines to standardize date labeling on foods, after research there suggested clarifying its meaning to the public could reduce household food losses by as much as 20 percent.

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