stop businesses from throwing away edible food

stop businesses from throwing away edible food

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Ralph Abou Nasr started this petition to Canadian Government

Each day thousands of unsold edible food get thrown away. This causes landfills to keep filling up with stuff that could have easily had a purpose. Food waste has a huge negative impact on the climate since it contributes to the emission of greenhouse gases. Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gases and when food rots in landfills it produces methane. This may not seem like a huge number, but it is something that can easily be dealt with.

We, the concerned citizens call upon the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau to pass a law making it illegal for businesses to throw away food that is still edible and instead, have them be donated or sold at a discount since they're already going to the trash. 

 

Here are some helpful resources to educate yourselves further on the subject. 

https://letstalkscience.ca/educational-resources/stem-in-context/environmental-impact-wasted-food

https://ourworldindata.org/food-waste-emissions

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