Looking to reduce food waste? So is a grocery store in Helsinki, Finland experimenting with a discount food “Happy Hour,” reports the New York Times.
At 9 p.m., the market discounts any food set to expire by 60 percent and “Happy Hour” begins. The store aims to reduce their contribution to food waste – and with good reason. About one third of food produced and packaged for human consumption is lost or wasted, according to the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization.
“Food waste might be a uniquely American challenge because many people in this country equate quantity with a bargain,” said Niles, who also spoke to NPR and Financial Post. “Look at the number of restaurants that advertise their supersized portions.”