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France and America Have Two Very Different Views on Dealing With Food Waste

A man cooks vegetables during an event to raise awareness of the food waste on October 13, 2012 at the Place de l'Hotel de Ville in Paris.  (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/GettyImages)
A man cooks vegetables during an event to raise awareness of the food waste on October 13, 2012 at the Place de l'Hotel de Ville in Paris. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/GettyImages)

In an effort to reduce food waste, the French government passed a bill last week that will require all supermarkets to donate their unsold—but still...




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