Time magazine reports that when it comes to packing and preserving food, there’s a lot of talk and no evidence that there’s actually been any significant impact on the way it’s handled.
According to the magazine, when it came to packing food, “a handful of studies have found that packing food into smaller, more durable containers and using larger, more efficient machines has not reduced the amount of food that needs to be stored.
The results are consistent with a common belief that there is no impact on how much food can be stored in a given time, or on the amount that can be consumed at one meal.
This belief is based on a number of factors, including how much the food can fit in a plastic container or how much space is available.”
The magazine reports, “Researchers have found no evidence of a reduction in storage capacity, or of food being stored in larger containers.”
What this means is that the article says there is “no evidence” of the “consumption of more food” resulting from the use of “large, more inefficient machines.”
According to Time, “the research has focused primarily on the efficiency of the machines used for packaging food.”
The magazine cites a study that found “there was no significant change in the amount, weight, or storage capacity of food when it was stored in containers that were 20 to 30 per cent larger than those in which it was initially stored.”
So the article’s conclusion that “no significant change has been observed in the storage capacity” of food, is based in part on the assumption that there has not been any change in “the amount, or weight, and storage capacity.”
But it also says that there was “no change in storage volume” because “there is no significant difference between the size of the food containers and the size that the food is packaged.”
So there’s no difference between 20 and 30 per-cent larger containers of food.
In fact, the article notes that the “large” is a “potential indicator of storage volume.”
So what does this mean for people who are buying food from the grocery store?
According to Time magazine, it means that if you buy groceries from the supermarket, you’re probably buying “food in a packaging that is the same size as it was in the last time you purchased it, or the packaging that was in its original packaging when you purchased the product.”
So this means that you are likely buying the same product that you were in the past and are likely to be getting the same amount of product.
The magazine’s article concludes that “there are other possible ways to store food, including in larger, durable containers that require less space or that are less likely to have a leak.”
It’s also worth noting that the magazine also notes that “the majority of studies that have examined the storage of food for longer periods of time, such as at restaurants, have not found significant effects on the size or composition of food or the amount stored.”