All of these ill (sorry for the pun!) consequences are avoidable, of course, and are capable of being contained, slowed, and reversed through legislation with one country in the European Union (EU) leading the way: France.
Though they rely on tax subsidies as well as laws to reduce food waste, the results are difficult to dismiss with some 30,000 sandwiches going to charities around the country each month and food retailers being fined $4,500 for any infraction.
This redistribution and recycling, while laudable, could be rendered obsolete if producers, processors, and distributors invested in smart technology and tracking tools to ensure that the food that gets sent to restaurants and retailers (who are the least wasteful of all those held to account at 14 percent each) is in proper condition.
This is precisely where ParceLive, with its proven track record in monitoring cold chains and alerting drivers to deviations in temperature at the pallet-level can make a difference throughout the delivery process.
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Making it the law:
As mentioned, and while France is leading the EU with Britain following suit by enacting laws to prevent waste in the middle of the cold chain and logistics delivery supply lines, there are still some eight million people in the United Kingdom that are food insecure.