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France Ban Edible Food Waste

2015-05-27 08:00:00 +0100 by Miriam Heale

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Source; Eater.com 27.05.15

More than a third of the food produced in the world goes uneaten. France is trying to change that, according to Le Monde, and passed a sweeping bill through the National Assembly last Thursday that would require food retailers to donate edible, unused food to charity or facilities that process it into animal feed or compost.

The bill was sponsored by politician Guillaume Garot, who was scandalized "to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible foods."

The move was applauded by environmental and food organizations, who hope to see the law implemented in other parts of the world. The United States is one of the worst offenders with regard to food waste: food makes up the plurality of Americans' garbage, piling up approximately 35 million tons per year.

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