Isn’t this the government’s problem to fix? Shouldn’t they legislate food waste illegal like they did in France?

Considering all the problems government is currently dealing with (pandemic, climate change, healthcare, economy), we don’t have a lot of faith they’ll act quickly. Supermarket CEOs, on the other hand, are fully capable of making changes within their companies without oversight from the government. By passing the Food Donations Act, the government has already removed a major hurdle, empowering supermarkets to fix this problem themselves. Furthermore, governments are unlikely to legislate food waste illegal until there is a working model for food diversion – therefore, supermarkets first need to prove this is feasible before the government takes action.