I've been on a personal mission to put a stop to the waste that occurs every day in kitchens across America. So, I was happy to read Peter Goldmark's column "Conquer waste to feed the world" [Opinion, June 22].

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Goldmark addresses the tons of food that end up in landfills. My mission is to get consumers to understand that a "sell by" or "best by" date doesn't mean to toss an item in the garbage on that day. Many of these items could still go to feeding the hungry and poor.

Lorraine Magyar, Holtsville