Fighting food waste


As food is so central to French culture it is only natural that we do not want to waste it. France is on the forefront of fighting against food waste. The government introduced some key measures to tackle this issue. Since 2017, supermarkets are ban from throwing away or destroying unsold food. Instead, they are encouraged to give the surplus to charities or foodbanks. France is the first country to have introduced such ban and has inspired others to follow their lead. These anti-food waste measures have enabled France to be ranked 1st on the food sustainability index of the BCFN Foundation. France is thus a particularly attractive destination for innovative Nordic start-ups of the sector such as Karma, who launched its services on Mars 2019 in Paris.


foodtech, startups, France