France: Supermarkets To Give Unsold Food To Charities Under New Law

The Logical Indian

May 25th, 2015

France’s parliament has voted unanimously to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products. All large-sized supermarkets will have to sign contracts with a charity group to facilitate food donations.

French people throw away between 20 to 30 kilos of food per person per year costing an estimated $13m to $22m annually, according to the AFP news agency.The waste of about 1.3 billion tons of food each year is causing economic losses of $750bn and significant damage to the environment, a 2013 report stated.

The Logical Indian community applauds this great move by the government!

Image : Grub Street

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Goa Gets Its First Mobile Food Testing Van

An Orthodontist Who Has Installed A Community Fridge To Feed The Hungry

Food Wastage

If Lack Of Food Processing Leads To Food Wastage, Why Half The Food In America Ends Up In Landfills?

Food Wastage

This Woman Single-Handedly Reduced Food Wastage In Denmark By 25%

Food Grains That Get Wasted With Food Corporation Of India Can Feed 8 Lakh People A Year

France Bans Supermarkets From Spoiling Unsold Food, Asks Them To Donate To Charities

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Jharkhand: Thousands Denied Food In The Name Of Aadhaar

Fact Check

Mysterious Death Of 21-Yr-Old Given Communal Colour By BJP Karnataka, Sparks Violence

Others

Finance Minister Defends FRDI Bill Again, Says Will Protect Depositors Interest

News

Arunachal Civil Services Examination Had 50% Questions Lifted From Pakistani Website

Awareness

New SC Ruling: Hotels, Restaurants Can Sell Bottled Water Above MRP

News

Karnataka BJP Leader Caught In Camera Asking Workers To Bluff & Lie To Voters