France has the Right Idea

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@Ganma7 (3664)
September 13, 2022 8:10pm CST
When I read this article I could really relate. With the food prices today it is so difficult for families to get fruit and healthy produce. There is too much waste in the US and food banks are trying to fill up to help. I donate weekly to the one near us. This should be a requirement everywhere! France got it right!
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
14 Sep 22
That would be great except I can easily see supermarkets keeping stock on their shelves until it is unfit for human consumption so they won't lose any money from giving away perfectly good produce.
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@Ganma7 (3664)
14 Sep 22
I agree! Too bad they can’t figure this out
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
14 Sep 22
@Ganma7 I know Walmart has a policy that anything that is "old" by their calculations must go into the compactor. I once saw an associate there eat a banana that was supposed to be thrown away and he was fired for it. There is no way they would agree to pass on food that could be sold.
@LadyDuck (451928)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 22
@DaddyEvil This sign is misleading. The French Law states that the supermarkets (not the family stores), but donate the food that would spoil if kept until the day after and the food that has expired on that day NOT everything unsold, that would be ridiculous. You do not sell a box of pasta and you donate? Surely NOT.
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@LadyDuck (451928)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 22
They approved this law years ago, it was already in the air when I still lived there. i moved from France to Switzerland in 2006. They have NOT to give all the "unsold", they have to give the food that would spoil and the food on the expiry day.
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@LadyDuck (451928)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 22
@Ganma7 Oh I lived in the south of France 31 years, it was not a travel, I considered France my country for a long time.
@Ganma7 (3664)
14 Sep 22
I thank you for this helpful info. Love hearing of your travels and experiences
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@DaddyEvil (137253)
• United States
14 Sep 22
PLEASE read the private messages I've sent to you.
@Ganma7 (3664)
14 Sep 22
I read it.
@Deepizzaguy (92728)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Sep 22
That is a good rule for all to follow to help persons who need a meal since the prices of food are harsh on all of us persons who are not in the high money making homes.
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@Deepizzaguy (92728)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
14 Sep 22
@Ganma7 You are welcome.
@Ganma7 (3664)
14 Sep 22
I agree 100%. Food is too expensive and hard to afford to live today. Thank you
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@db20747 (43394)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
14 Sep 22
This is an excellent idea. Programs like this should have been in place. Throwing food out is a shame , especially that which be be used by those with less resources
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@Ganma7 (3664)
14 Sep 22
I agree 100%
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@Beestring (12752)
• Hong Kong
14 Sep 22
Hope the supermarkets have the conscience to donate food which are fit for human consumption.
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@Ganma7 (3664)
14 Sep 22
Me too! That would be so helpful
@RebeccasFarm (82042)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Sep 22
Yes I agree..it is so much goes to waste.