"Thou Shalt Not Steal"
- No wonder Socialists are atheists. No one who follows the ten commandments could be a Socialist.
A group of French MPs want to make it compulsory for all big supermarkets to "donate" all unsold but still edible food to charities.
Many supermarket chains in France already donate unsold produce to charities, but 63 MPs from across the political spectrum would like to see the practice enshrined in law.
Late in July, they tabled a draft bill making it compulsory for supermarkets with 1,000 square metres (10,800 sq ft) of floor space to give their “unsold but still consumable food products to at least one food charity”.
Belgium became the first European country to introduce a similar a law in May. The move followed proposals by the European Union to scrap compulsory “best before” labels on coffee, rice, dry pasta, hard cheeses, jams and pickles to help reduce the estimated 100 million tons of food wasted across Europe each year.
The French MPs believe that despite a “national pact against food wastage” launched last year in France, measures preventing still-edible food being thrown away are “insufficient”.
Gaëtan Lassale, head of the French federation of food banks, welcomed the proposal, saying: “Donations already work very well in France thanks to tax break incentives, but this text is a good thing as it will enable us to gather even more unsold produce.”
Translation - Allow them to take the property of others without their permission.
See more at the Telegraph.