If there's one -- just one -- bad thing about food, it's the fact that literal tons of it go to waste all over the world. While Americans throw away an estimated 40% of their food every year, France has taken a huge new step to reduce food waste, becoming the first country in the world to require supermarkets to donate unsold food to charity.
Under the law, large grocery stores are no longer allowed to throw away or destroy perfectly good food that might go unsold based on its "best by" date, which means they'll have to donate it to local food banks or other charities, according to a report by The Guardian. Specifically, the law requires all supermarkets over 4,304sqft to have a contract with nonprofit organizations or food banks, which in turn are required to pick up the food and redistribute it via their services. So, instead of rotting in a damn dumpster, the food will be used to make millions of vital meals for the country's needy.