France passes new law forbidding food waste


France is cracking down on food waste with unprecedented determination. A new law has been passed in the country that will ban grocery stores from throwing away unsold food. If it’s still safe to eat, the food must be donated to charity; if not, it goes to farmers for use as animal feed or compost.

“The fight against food waste is everyone’s business… but we can’t win it unless we profoundly alter the structures within our food system that are responsible for this waste.”

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