Large French supermarkets face ban on throwing away food


sustainability.thomsonreuters.com| Posted May 22, 2015

By Emile Picy

France is cracking down on food waste with legislation banning big supermarkets from destroying unsold but edible food on pain of fines and even jail sentences.

Food lost by farmers, processors, restaurants, retailers and ultimately, consumers, is a growing problem with economic, social and environmental implications.
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