Why doesn’t the US have a law like France’s regarding the distribution of unsold food to charity?

A very good question, I think.

Nikka Michaels

If you’re here to read about books, pardon me while I get up on my soapbox for a few moments to talk about an issue that is close to my heart.

If you’ve gone grocery shopping lately, you’ll note how expensive food can be. I know for my household, just getting a week’s worth of basic groceries involving the recommended number of servings of the five food groups can easily reach over $150.00 USD. Sometimes, I clip coupons and sometimes I personally go without if it means the rest of my family can have nutritious food.

Money is tight all over the world. Sometimes the only place people can find food is through charities, food banks or dumpsterdiving.

In France, a law was just passed making it a requirement for supermarkets to throw away or destroy unspoiled food. Instead, they’re required to donate the unused food to charity or for use…

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