A petition to stop food waste
A group of Montreal citizens and organizations, concerned with the massive
amounts of wasted food, hopes to get the Montreal municipal administration to hold
public consultations on this issue.
“We invite all Montreal citizens 15 years and older to think about possible solutions
and to sign an online petition to ensure that a public consultation will be held. No one
approves waste. Together, lets make intelligent choices and act in order to find
the best practices that will guarantee a real and tangible reduction of food waste. It is
a win-win situation for everyone,” says Guillaume Cantin, co-initiator and
managing director of La Transformerie.
Food waste generates substantial ecological and social impacts, a truly
regrettable situation for everyone. “When we talk about food waste, we talk about
the waste of resources, a large volume of waste matter to be treated, greenhouse gas
emissions, but we must also consider the social impact, […],” states Atlantide
Desrochers, a concerned citizen who initiated the action.
For Éric Ménard, an expert in the fight against food waste and coordinator of
RÉGAL: “[…] The data from the latest study on food waste in Canada shows that about
30% of the food produced ends up discarded or wasted each year in Canada, in
total 11.2 million tons of food.”
The consultation will enable the city to give itself the means for concrete
actions such as new regulatory standards, action plans and incentive
measures. Citizens have until November 16, 2019 to sign the online petition to
make sure a public consultation will be held.
Food should be considered a resource, not destined to become garbage! Sign the
petition so that food that is still edible be used properly.