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The ongoing cost of living crisis, with its rising costs and falling wages, is now so bad that one consumer expert on This Morning is suggesting we can eat some food which has gone mouldy, provided you just chop off the green bits in question.
A guest on the popular daytime programme said earlier this week that it’s actually alright to eat some food items which have “gone-off”, in what is an excellent display of things being Absolutely Fine.
Speaking to hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Alice Beer said products on the supermarket shelves “don’t have the shelf life they used to”, meaning they are “going off”.
She continued: “What we have in our fridge, is food that doesn’t quite look as perfect as we’re used to, but the thing to remember [is] what mould and bacteria need to survive [is] moisture, warmth and air.
“If something already has a high moisture content, then it’s going to get mould on it quicker and it’s going to spread through it quickly.”
Advice shared by Ms Beer include a suggestion to “scrap the mould off the top of jam”, admitting that “the experts say ‘no, don’t do it”, but I would”.