40% – that’s how much of the food you buy ends up getting tossed right in the garbage. 40%! Surprised? The culprit: improper storage. We are used to storing everything in our fridges: fruits, vegetables, sweets, breads. Some people also keep sauces, marinades, and cans in their fridges, just in case. But often, while storing foods like this might extend their shelf life, it can actually be harmful for the products.