Infographic shows shelf life of food in your pantry, refrigerator and freezer

What is the shelf life of food?

Are you one of those people who absolutely swears by expiration dates on food?  Yuck, the milk expired today! The bread smells fine but it says it’s not BEST BY today anymore. You don’t have to blindly adhere to those labels anymore.  You can now follow the rough estimate of this infographic that shows the shelf life of food in the pantry, fridge and freezer. (Infographic)

 

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The cost of raising a child today

American families can expect to spend about $250,000 to raise a child for the next 17 years.

With Laura Sowa’s husband working strictly on sales commission in a down economy, money has been tight for several years now.  Laura lives in Nashville and she works hard to keep things as normal as possible for her two daughters.  But “normal” these days is being redefined.  This hit home for her recently as she listened to the girls playing “shopping trip” in the next room.

 

 

 

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Random USDA Testing Finds 34 Unapproved Pesticides on Cilantro

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Cilantro tastes so good but may have a plethora of pesticides on it.

Hold the guacamole for just a moment and make sure that your cilantro is organic. Food safety came front and center this week when random USDA testing found 34 different varieties of pesticide residue atop a batch of conventional cilantro…

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USDA Outsources Biotech Crop Evaluation to the GMO Industry

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What kind of logic prevails when environmental impact statements
on biotech crops
are outsourced to the GMO industry itself?

The U.S. is already cultivating 165 million acres of genetically modified crops, up 7 million acres from just two years ago. Modified seeds and large monocultures in general, are monopolizing our nation’s agriculture system like never before and crop after crop are deemed “safe” by the USDA. We’re headed full speed down a dark, winding road and it seems we’re driving blindfolded. And most recently, according to a story on Grist, the USDA is starting a new program which will outsource environmental impact statements on biotech crops to the GMO industry. Obviously, biotech companies are thrilled with the idea…

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U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales Despite Warning About Fat

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Dairy Management, which has made cheese its cause  is a marketing creation of the United States Department of Agriculture — the same agency at the center of a federal anti-obesity drive.

Early last year Domino’s Pizza was hurting. Domestic sales had fallen, and a survey of big pizza chain customers left the company tied for the worst tasting pies. Then help arrived from an organization called Dairy Management. It teamed up with Domino’s to develop a new line of pizzas with 40 percent more cheese, and proceeded to devise and pay for a $12 million marketing campaign.

 

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Your Diet in 2020 – Making Healthy Choices Will Be Done For Us

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Just checked out with the grocery cart of the future? Here’s your digital receipt scoring the nutrient richness of your trip. Heading home for dinner? Your smart fridge has scanned all the food in your kitchen, compiled a menu of the healthiest meal combinations (tailored to your food preferences and allergies, of course) and has started preheating your oven.

 

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