5. Always check the labels
There's a few things to look out for when shopping, from Fair Trade stickers to organic products, but palm oil is one of the biggest issues. Unsustainable palm oil is responsible for large-scale deforestation, so look for products containing RSPO certified palm-oil, or try to avoid buying products with palm-oil altogether. Also look for Fair Trade, Free Range, Freedom Food, Red Tractor and other food labels.
We also often misunderstand the 'Best before label'. LoveFoodHateWaste says, '"Best before’ refers to quality: your food will be at its best before the date given. After this date, it might not be at its best, but it will still be safe to eat. Use your senses to make a judgement. Depending on how your food is stored, it has the potential to be good enough to eat for a long time after this date." See more here.