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French law forbids food waste by supermarkets

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France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.

Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will be able to give out millions more free meals each year to people struggling to afford to eat. By Angelique Chrisafis. Read more.

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At All-You-Can-Eat Buffets, Take Only What You Can Eat!

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All-you-can-eat-buffets! Reducing Food Waste at Events

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All-you-can-eat buffets are offered in hotels, restaurants and at various events, also at the PATA Annual Summit in Leshan next week.

If you are planning or organizing an event, reduce food waste!  Here’s a quick checklist of actions you can take to avoid or reduce food waste at your event.

For more information about how you can prevent food waste and reduce costs, please contact PATA member, LightBlue Environmental Consulting.

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The sustainable vegetables that thrive on a diet of fish poo

November 10 2015 – Who needs soil when you have a fish tank? “Aquaponics” combines growing plants in water, or hydroponics, with fish cultivation, or aquaculture. It’s a symbiotic process that has its roots in Asian farming practices reaching back thousands of years. Brain Snyder Read more.

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This report aims to develop a better understanding of the contribution of the restaurant sector destination’s attractiveness. It explores in detail consumers’ perceptions, values and opinions in they value in a restaurant when on holiday and why. Specifically, the report investigates consumers’ patterns, the influence of various information sources on tourists’ restaurant choice, as well as reasons for dining out when on holiday. In addition, the report attempts to understand the influence and role of restaurants in consumers’ travel destination choice.

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The Ship Inn Gastro Pub is proud to have a strong commitment to efficiency and has successfully achieved many of its targets through the Queensland Government’s EcoBiz program.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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