In addition, those surveyed note the improvement in school lunches.
French Supermarkets have a year to contract with charities to recover their food waste.
But - the BBC cites stats from the French Ministry of Ecology:
67% is wasted by consumers themselves, and another 15% by restaurants, while shops and distributors waste 11% of the total.
Apparently we in the USA are not alone in our wasteful household ways. And here I thought the French were different.
Food hardship rates are down nationally and in many states, overall the lowest they have been since this data collection effort began in 2008. http://frac.org/pdf/food-hardship-rate-by-state-first-half-2015.pdf
Earlier this week a friend posted on Facebook this stat: egg prices here are up. $3.61 versus $1.45 per dozen a year ago. I pointed out that less than $4 per 1 1/2 pounds of animal protein is still reasonable. The bird flu epidemic in the midwest combined with drought caused higher prices for chicken feed (it's not chicken feed anymore!) and the effects of Prop 2 (anti-CAFOs) have combined in this effect. Personally, I think the chickens are happier, and so am I to be paying what seems like a fair price for their labors. You go girls!
(Actually, I buy from a neighbor, or Clover organic, so pay a little more.)