If someone chooses to store raw animal meat in a refrigerator for consumption, it generally cannot be stored for very long before it becomes dangerous to eat. I'm not sure of the entire reason why, but I assume that bacteria growth is a large contributing factor.
What about vegetables?
A couple months ago, I purchased some fresh organic vegetables for a friend. When I visited her a month later, most of the vegetables were still untouched inside a bag in her refrigerator.
A few of the vegetables were extremely moldy and nasty, but most of them looked and smelled fine. So I composted the bad ones, and thoroughly washed the others off, and then cut them up to make a vegan stir fry.
It tasted good, but I wondered if it was really safe to be eating vegetables that old.
I only cooked half of the vegetables that day, and put the remaining cut up veggies in glass containers with air-tight lids.
After another two weeks, I visited her again. Yep, you guessed it, the cut up vegetables in the containers were still in her refrigerator.
So, naturally, I made another stir fry. It wasn't quite as good as the first one, but it tasted okay.
Again, I wondered if was safe to eat these old vegetables.
Are there any hazards involved in eating old vegetables? If so, what are they?