Is France's groundbreaking food-waste law working?
The French Federation of Food Banks agrees the law is working. It's a major middleman in the grocery store-to-charity food chain. Every morning, more than 2,700 supermarkets send nearly out-of-date food to nearly 80 warehouses around the country, rescuing 46,000 tons a year that would otherwise be thrown away. Here at the food bank, it's a mostly volunteer operation, and a race against the clock to collect, sort and then distribute food while it's still good to the thousands of local NGOs. Some will use the food to prepare meals — 226 million a year.