Green lawmaker Bart Caron: “Too much food is being wasted. Each year 4 billion tons of food is produced in the world. A third of this amount isn’t consumed by people. In Flanders this means that 120,000 tons of food is wasted annually. The average household of four could save 300 euros a year if this food wasn’t wasted.”
The Flemish Parliament’s resolution calls for action to ensure that no food is wasted just because it doesn’t meet certain aesthetic norms.
Bart Caron: “We’re calling on the government to consult the sectors involved so that a binding code of conduct is introduced to prevent unfair trade practises that result in waste.”
Flandersnews.be / Expatica