“This Country Just Banned Grocery Stores From Throwing Out Food”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/05/26/3662627/france-outlaws-grocery-store-food-waste/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cptop3

Grocery stores in France will soon be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food, under a bill passed unanimously by the French parliament last week.

Food waste costs countries around the world billions of dollars each year and is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, but France’s action was spurred by another type of crisis. Mired in an economic slump, France has seen a growing number of people living off food scavenged from waste bins outside grocery stores, which has prompted an outcry from aid workers and activists.

 

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My name is Isabelle Whitehead. I was a member of the Bolton School group on the Operation Wallacea 2015 expedition to Peru.

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