The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow

The Food Expiration Dates You Should Actually Follow

 

Forgive me for linking a NY Times article, but since we are in the middle of one of the worst periods of inflation I can remember and grocery prices are just plain RIDICULOUS, I wanted to pass on this useful bit of information.

“Here’s the first thing you should know: Expiration dates are not expiration dates. Food product dating, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture calls it, is completely voluntary for all products (with the exception of baby food, more on that later). Not only that, but it has nothing to do with safety. It acts solely as the manufacturer’s best guess as to when its product will no longer be at peak quality, whatever that means. Food manufacturers also tend to be rather conservative with those dates, knowing that not all of us keep our pantries dark and open our refrigerators as minimally as necessary. (I, for one, would never leave the fridge door open for minutes at a time as I contemplate what to snack on.)”

 

 

The Mainstream Media Admits That We Are Facing “The Worst Food Crisis In Modern History”

H/T American Partisan

 

 

The Mainstream Media Admits That We Are Facing “The Worst Food Crisis In Modern History”

 

People on the other side of the planet are dropping dead from starvation right now, but most people don’t even realize that this is happening.  Unfortunately, most people just assume that everything is fine and dandy.  If you are one of those people that believe that everything is just wonderful, I would encourage you to pay close attention to the details that I am about to share with you.  Global hunger is rapidly spreading, and that is because global food supplies have been getting tighter and tighter.  If current trends continue, we could potentially be facing a nightmare scenario before this calendar year is over.

Pakistan is not one of the poorest nations in the world, but the lack of affordable food is starting to cause panic inside that country.  The following comes from Time Magazine

Last Saturday in Mirpur Khas, a city in Pakistan’s Sindh province, hundreds of people lined up for hours outside a park to buy subsidized wheat flour, offered for 65 rupees a kilogram instead of the current, inflated rate of about 140 to 160 rupees.

When a few trucks arrived, the crowd surged forward, leaving several injured. One man, Harsingh Kolhi, who was there to bring a five kg bag of flour home for his wife and children, was crushed and killed in the chaos.

Learn to be Self-Sufficient in Growing your own Food.

Nobody is Coming to Save You.

 

 

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The Last Valley

H/T WRSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prepping 101: How to Stay Warm During a Long Term SHTF

Selco: How to Stay Warm During a Long-Term SHTF Situation

 

If you have not read the articles by Selco Begovic over at The Organic Prepper, I highly recommend them.

This guy survived a nightmare winter during the Bosnian Conflict in the 90’s and shares some of his hard earned wisdom.