Another step was taken in restoring humanity into the world as the European Nation of France came up with a rule which says that the Supermarkets should give away their unsold food to charities.
The new rule which will be in place will ban the supermarkets from spoiling or throwing away the food that were unsold and thereby decreasing the wastage of food items. Charities mentioned earlier could even be animal feed as the aim is to avoid Food wastage at all costs.
The law was passed in the French Assembly in a unanimous voting procedure, which in turn was clearly a good sign for the implementation.
“There’s an absolute urgency – charities are desperate for food. The most moving part of this law is that it opens us up to others who are suffering.” said Yves Jégo, the Centre right deputy of French Parliament.
The rule came into consideration thanks to the French Media which constantly showed how the poor families and students were coming into the Supermarket dustbins to get a one-time meal. Such actions have some high potential of food poisoning and were one of the major factors that pushed for the legalization of giving away food to charity.
According to the statistics, around 7.1 million tonnes of food is wasted in France every year while there is wastage of 1.3 billion around the world. The new law is supposed to reduce the numbers drastically
There are currently on going moves to legalize this in other European Nations as well and letting it slowly spread over the world, might end up giving us a world, where there is no hunger and no food wastage.