“We waste over a billion tons of food worldwide every single year… I just don’t understand why we allow this to happen,” he says.

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, an estimated 1.3 billion tons—a third of the food produced globally—is lost or wasted each year.

The French measure, approved by the National Assembly as an amendment to an existing environment bill, will now need to be voted on by the Assembly and the Senate before becoming law, but is likely to pass, according to the Associated Press.

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