The Dating Game Media Coverage


99% Invisible
Roman Mars, Best Enjoyed By, January 12, 2016 (podcast).

BYU The Morning Show
BYU The Morning Show Radio Interview about The Dating Game, Sept. 26, 2013 (radio interview).

Connecticut Public Media
Patrick Skahill, Why Playing ‘The Dating Game’ Adds to a Rose-Bowl-Sized Pile of Trash, Connecticut Public Media, Sept. 26, 2013.

Do You Throw Out Food By Sell-By Dates?
, CNN New Day Blog, Sept. 19, 2013 (with video).

Food Safety News
Dana Gunders, Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Unnecessary Food Waste, Food Safety News, Sept. 19, 2013.

Beth Hoffman‘Best By’ Date and ‘Sell By’ Date, What Does It All Mean? A Lot of Food Waste It Turns OutForbes.com, Sept. 18, 2013.

Food Waste, Last Week Tonight, July 19, 2015.

Los Angeles Times
Mary Macvean, What Date Labels on Food Can, and Can’t, Tell You, L.A. Times, Sept. 27, 2013.

Marketplace/American Public Media
Nancy Marshall-Genzer,  My Milk Has Expired. Can I Still Drink It?Marketplace.org, Sept. 18, 2013.

Missoula Independent
Ted McDermott, Milk: Down the drain, April 23, 2015.

David Erickson, Montana’s Milk ‘Sell By’ Laws: Harvard Law School film crew examines Montana’s strict milk expiration laws, April 17, 2015.

Modern Farmer
Jesse Hirsch & Ryan Harmanci, Food Waste: The Next Food Revolution, Modern Farmer, Sept. 30, 2013.

MTN News
Food waste, milk laws bring film crew to Missoula, KTVQ.com, April 18, 2015.

NBC Nightly News, Confusing Dates on Food Labels, Sept. 18, 2013 (interview with co-author Dana Gunders).

NBC Montana
Andrea Olson, KECI Reporter, Harvard Law School films documentary on milk expiration law, April 17, 2015

Helena Bottemiller Evich, Harvard, NRDC: Expire Dates Key to Stopping Food Waste, POLITICO, Sept. 18, 2013.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, Harvard Study Finds Food Expiration Labels are Misleading, Reuters, Sept. 18, 2013.

San Francisco Gate
Carolyn Lochhead, Masses of Food Wasted – ‘Use by’ Dates Mislead, SFGate, Sept. 19, 2013.

Scientific American
Perrin Ireland, 40 Percent of Food in the U.S. Never Gets Eaten, Scientific American, Sept. 18, 2013.

Alexandra Sifferlin, Foods You Are Probably Throwing Away Too Early, TIME, Sept. 18, 2013.
Alexandra Sifferlin, Is Your Food Expired? Don’t Be So Quick to Toss It, TIME, Sept. 18, 2013.

The Today Show NewsEBL_TodayShow
Jeff Rossen and Josh Davis, Confusing Sell-by Dates on Food May be Costing You Money, Oct. 8, 2013.

The Washington Post
Jane Black, Use by. Sell by. Doesn’t Help Us Get by, The Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2013.

Brad Plumer, The ‘Sell-by’ Dates on Your Groceries Are Useless. Here’s Why., The Washington Post, Sept. 28, 2013.

Wall Street Journal
Quentin Fottrell, Why 40% of U.S. Food is Thrown Away: Confusing Expiration Dates Blamed for Billions of Dollars in Uneaten Food, WSJ MarketWatch, Sept. 19, 2013.

The Truth about Food Labels, Wall Street Journal Live, Sept. 24, 2013 (interview with The Dating Game co-author Dana Gunders).


Press Release (NRDC), New Report: Food Expiration Date Confusion Causing up to 90% of Americans to Waste Food (Sept. 18, 2013).

Press Release (Congresswoman Nita Lowey), Congresswoman Lowey’s Statement on New Study Showing Gaps in U.S. Food Expiration Date Labeling Laws (Sept. 18, 2013).