HELP CHANGE THE LAWS ON CANADIAN FOOD WASTAGE
IN A WORLD STRUGGLING WITH POVERTY AND HUNGER, FOOD WASTE IS A DISGRACE...
$31 Billion a year of perfectly good food goes to waste. We can follow countries like France and stop this absurdity from continuing. Last year, France passed a new law forbidding supermarkets from throwing out and deliberately destroying food that can still be eaten. Instead, supermarkets must donate all unsold food products to local organizations.
According to the UN, nearly a THIRD of all food produced globally is wasted -that's 1.2 billion tons of wasted food a year. North America wastes the most food, at almost 660 pounds per person per year. In Canada, while thousands of people struggle daily to feed their families and food banks desperately search for enough food to feed them. $31 billion worth of food is wasted every year?
This petition urges the Government of Canada to:
► Bar supermarkets from throwing out and intentionally destroying unsold, still edible food
► Require supermarkets to donate goods no longer fit for sale to charities or to farms for use as animal feed or compost
► Require supermarkets to donate goods that have been wrongfully packaged or damaged, but that remain edible.
The ultimate fact driving this petition is that.Canadians of all ages suffer from hunger on a daily basis. They deserve better. Addressing the absurd levels of waste in Canadian supermarkets is the first step to restructuring our national food policy and ensuring a smarter, more sustainable future for all Canadians.
In France, this new law all began with a petition that gained 200,000 signatures. Feeditforward's goal is to gain 100,000+ signatures and attract national media attention while developing concrete policy proposals and developing a pilot project.
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