Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Law in France and Italy to require supermarkets to donate unsold food to charities:

Food waste costs the Italian economy more than $13 billion each year

Looking to simultaneously reduce food waste and tackle hunger, Italy is set to pass a set of laws that would incentivize supermarkets and restaurants to donate unsold food that would otherwise be wasted.
The new law would offer tax breaks to vendors based on the amount of food they donate to charity. Articles in the bill would also amend food safety regulations and allow businesses to donate food after the “best before” date.


  • http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2016/03/11/france-food-waste-law-bittermann-pkg.cnn
  • http://www.wptv.com/news/world/italy-set-to-pass-a-set-of-laws-that-would-offer-tax-breaks-for-preventing-food-waste

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