Bangkok Struggles With Massive Floods

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Sukree Sukplang / Reuters

People wade through a flooded street in Bangkok.

“In the worst-case scenario, if all the dikes break, all parts of Bangkok would be more or less flooded.”

— SERI SUPHARATID, Rangsit University’s disaster director, on the city’s ongoing flooding (via MSNBC)

3 comments
rjsigmund
rjsigmund

i've ignored those labels my entire life with no ill effects....and i've eaten some foods, like pickles, that were as old as 30 years...if something's spoiled, you'll know it without a label...

veritzombie
veritzombie

As one who works in quality assurance in the meat industry, "getting rid of the label entirely" would be an extremely bad idea. Expiration dates are based on science and continous shelf life testing of food products. The dates are there for a reason. 'Best before,' and 'Sell By' dates usually only allow 2 weeks of time before the product begins to reach a threshold of microbial decomposition. Instead of believing information collected by some survey, you, as journalists, could interview a couple of those scientists and researchers on a primary source basis. The author shared a dangerous opinion in his conclusion and did not state which foods could go without labels, this leads the reader to beleive that 'all foods' don't need expiration dates....so thank you Time Magazine, for decreasing public safety with questionable reporting. 

immargarita
immargarita

Just do what all animals do, take a good whiff first.  Sure, mom used to call me a dog, but nothing dictates better than what the nose knows.  I don't think I have ever looked at dates on any container of food.  They're mostly BS I think. I partly think it's in their best interest to have you throw away and buy more anyway.  Same goes for medicine (pain killers).... it's not going to kill you, just may be less effective.