“Maraming batang nagugutom” : Bam Aquino, to file bill on Zero Food Waste
“Ubusin mo ang pagkain mo. Maraming batang nagugutom.” This age-old expression might just get debunked, thanks to Bam Aquino.
Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV aims to mandate food businesses to give their excess food to food banks rather than throwing the food away, proposing a senate bill that would implement the transfer of excess but clean food for the benefit of those who are not capable to afford their own meals, Inquirer reported.
In Senate Bill NO. 357, or the Zero Food Waste Act, Aquino aims to “ultimately end the cycle of having food end up in the trash instead of stomachs.”
“Given the high price of food these days, it is unjust that a lot of food goes to waste,” Aquino said in a statement.
Aquino’s bill aims to organize a National Anti-Food Waste Scheme, with the Department of Social Welfare and Development to act as a “coordinating agency between food businesses, such as food manufacturers, supermarkets, restaurants, cafeterias, and hotels, and food banks.” Inquirer said.