UK biggest supermarket chain gives food away to charities

The movement to reduce food waste is gaining momentum. In the wake of France’s new law banning supermarkets from destroying edible food, UK biggest supermarket chain Tesco just began to test a voluntary initiative to give away its unsold food to charities including homeless shelters. The group controls 30 percent of the country’s grocery market, and wasted 30,000 tons of edible food last year alone. Experts are already pointing out that if all UK supermarkets follow suits, the food supply will exceed what charities can absorb. As the movement against food waste is maturing, it may soon realize that redistribution alone won’t solve the issue. In the meantime, the increasing awareness and fast-emerging initiatives are fascinating to watch.

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UK biggest supermarket chain gives food away to charities

The movement to reduce food waste is gaining momentum. In the wake of France’s new law banning supermarkets from destroying edible food, UK biggest supermarket chain Tesco just began to test a voluntary initiative to give away its unsold food to charities including homeless shelters. The group controls 30 percent of the country’s grocery market, and wasted 30,000 tons of edible food last year alone. Experts are already pointing out that if all UK supermarkets follow suits, the food supply will exceed what charities can absorb. As the movement against food waste is maturing, it may soon realize that redistribution alone won’t solve the issue. In the meantime, the increasing awareness and fast-emerging initiatives are fascinating to watch.

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