Every year, about 30 percent of all food produced globally goes to waste. Food wastage has negative implications on households’ incomes through reduced savings, on human nutrition, and on the environment. Some of the reasons for the high amount of food wastage include: lack of information on how long it takes for food to go bad, lack of knowledge on how to store food to enhance its freshness, among other reasons. The Stale By Date website was created to provide answers to the question “how long does it take for food to go bad?.” It is an educational site with information on the shelf life of various foodstuffs and the best storage methods to ensure that food stays fresh as long as possible, and in the process save money for households. From fresh produce bought at the local market to processed foods bought from supermarkets, you will find all sorts of information here.