This article is part of a partnership between Spoon IU and Food & Wine to increase awareness about the problem of food waste on our campus. Food & Wine's microgrant of $35 funded a cooking demonstration featuring expired foods, which served a 6-course meal to 20 people.
We love to talk about food, but now's the time to shift our conversation away from the table and towards the garbage.
Food waste is one of the most unbelievably frustrating global crises because time, money, labor and one-third of all food produced each year is wasted for no reason. Consumers play a major role in this issue when they mistakenly throw out food that's past its expiration date, despite that fact that expiration date labels are unregulated and completely irrelevant to food safety.