New Law on Food Waste in France
on 29 May 2015
A new law passed by French legislation hopes to close the massive divide between food-wasting supermarkets and citizens who are struggling to eat. In a cross-party consensus, the French government has banned supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charity. Though officials project that the new practices will cut the amount of food waste in half by 2025, some organizations argue that it could give a “false and dangerous idea of a magic solution” and overlooks the larger problem of overproduction.