Food Waste in FranceMain MenuIntroduction and ContentsAn in-depth analysis of food waste with specific reference to France's new bill of legislationStatements to DebatesSkimming the surface of the controversyDebates to ActorsDivining Deeper into Food WasteActors to NetworksA visualization of the academic and non-academic networks of food wasteNetworks to LocationsA Story MapLocations to TimelinesWorks CitedChristopher Dabonb440b7f1abad781129e9d2d59f7cf69ae8aa7810
Food waste as a crime
12016-02-09T16:04:04-08:00Christopher Dabonb440b7f1abad781129e9d2d59f7cf69ae8aa781080966"The law will put an end to this cruel behavior by imposing contracts on super markets that, if violated, will lead to hefty fines and even prison sentences" (McCarthy, 2016).image_header2016-04-03T10:32:51-07:00Christopher Dabonb440b7f1abad781129e9d2d59f7cf69ae8aa7810France’s new legislation against food waste will serve to marginalize supermarkets who fail to abide. Penalties for failing to comply may result in fines up to €75,000 which translates into $83,000. Further, violators could see themselves facing up to two years in prison. In essence what this marks is cultural shift in perception that portrays supermarkets that waste food as criminals (Dvorsky, 2016). One criticism of this is that it fails to take consideration food waste at any other stage in production. Instead it inappropriately places a large amount of condemnation on supermarkets. In relative terms supermarkets contribute to only 11% of food waste (Martinko, 2016).