Do You Think Supermarkets Should Give Unsold Food To Charity?

(Last Updated On: October 30, 2017)

The French parliament passed a new law today which will ban supermarkets from destroying out-of-dated food.

The measure is meant to put an end to the epidemic of food waste, which is a problem in all of Europe.

In France, much like here, it’s common for supermarkets to put bleach on out-of-date food before throwing it away, so it cannot be taken by homeless and poor people.

The controversy, however, is over the fact that food past it’s best-before date generally remains edible for a certain period of time, and so do certain foods even past their sell-by dates.

Metro

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