How France became a global leader in curbing food waste

by Story Hinckley

A volunteer picks up food bank donations from a French supermarket [Philippe Wojazer/Reuters]

France isn’t an obvious frontrunner in food recovery, but new legislation has helped catapult the nation to the top of the 2017 Food Sustainability Index. People in France wasted an average of 234 pounds of food per person annually compared to about 430 pounds in the United States.