French startups take advantage of unsold food rules

John Laurenson Oct 21, 2019
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Chef Solène Gallard at Refettorio. John Laurenson

French startups take advantage of unsold food rules

John Laurenson Oct 21, 2019
Chef Solène Gallard at Refettorio. John Laurenson
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France passed a law three and a half years ago requiring supermarkets to donate unsold food to the needy instead of throwing it away, making it a leader in the fight against food waste. Now a string of startups has emerged to profit from the new anti-food waste economy.

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