World’s First Waste Food Supermarket in Denmark
Food should not be wasted, and we Indians grew up hearing during every meal. However, Denmark took the first step to see that food is not wasted anymore. The country was the first to open a supermarket that sells products that would otherwise have been discarded due to expiry date or damaged packaging. Called WeFood, the store was opened to customers last Monday in Copenhagen.
The prices too were reduced—all items were priced at 30 per cent to 50 per cent lower than their original cost. “Many people see this as a positive and politically correct way to approach the issue,” the owner Per Bjerre told an international daily.
UK Brewery Turns Stale Bread into Beer
After a research revealed that around 24 million slices of bread are wasted per year in the UK, a brewery found a novel way to transform all these wasted bread into beer. The Toast Ale blew was launched last Monday and the owner Tristram Stuart said that this project was started to help tackle the issue of food waste that is plaguing the entire world. “Tackling the global issue of food waste has taken me all over the world. It was at the Brussels Beer Project where I first found out about this innovative brewing process that turns a colossal global problem into a delicious, drinkable solution,” Stuart told an international daily.
After France, EU May Ban Wastage of Food in Markets
Just after the law on ban of throwing away unsold food by supermarkets in France was passed this month, the authorities are now contemplating on implementing the ban EU-wide. Arash Derambarsh, the Courbevoie councillor who launched the petition for the ban in France, is now looking to get an EU-wide law banning supermarket food waste. “The next step is to ask the President François Hollande to put pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and to extend this law to the whole of the EU. This battle is only just beginning,” Derambash told an international daily.