Why Do We Need to Preserve Food?

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We need to preserve food in order to preserve its life length. It is treating and handling food to stop or slow down spoilage and thus allow for longer storage. Preserving food helps in preventing the growth of bacteria, yeasts, fungi, and other micro-organisms.
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