It didn't take hubby long to understand the way of the food distribution in our house when we first moved in together. We buy what we need, we use all of it. Simple.
In our house there is no waste. When we cook chicken or turkey, the bones are in the crock pot immediately for broth. Small amounts of leftovers are packaged and placed in the freezer for a later homemade soup or fried rice or rice pilaf. You get the picture.
It must come from my childhood uncertainty of the source of the next meal. My brother has the same need to fill cupboards and freezer although I don't think he is as obsessed with not wasting like I am.
This article is probably more disturbing to someone with my background than to lots of readers.