France makes food waste illegal

Posted by Christine, June 15, 2015

According to a report by the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) “Wasted: How America is Losing Up to 40% of its Food from Farm to Fork to Landfill” huge amounts of energy resources, land, and fresh water are consumed in the United States in producing vegetables and other foods that end up uneaten and a rotting in landfills.

Estimates are that the amount of food thrown away is equivalent to $165 billion. That expenditure of fossil fuels on creating and moving food that will eventually be wasted, the release of methane into the air, and the increasing concentration of carbon in the atmosphere add to the cost.

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