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New French law aims to stop food waste in restaurants

France just passed a law requiring all restaurants serving at least 150 meals a day required to implement measures that prevent waste. That means things like being able to offer diners doggy bags. Unlike Americans, the French have not traditionally used “le doggy bag” after finishing a meal at a restaurant. The new legislation is part of an effort to reduce food waste. Louisa Chu joins us to talk about how the new law is being received. PHOTO: This July 26, 2013 photo shows customers dining at the "Notre Maison", restaurant in Lyon, central France. Lyon, is known as the French capital of charcuterie. It’s the food that takes center stage here and the friendly staff is happy to explain the menu in English to help the non-Francophone choose. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

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