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Denmark supermarket offers expired goods at big discount prices to help fight food wastage

A newly launched surplus supermarket in Denmark is offering goods at 30 to 50 percent off their original price. But there’s a catch, you either buy products near or past expiration date, and some come in damaged packaging or are wrongly labeled. WeFood is the first ever food surplus supermarket and by the looks of it, it’s getting tons of support.

Nonprofit group Folkekirkens Nødhjælp or “The Food Bank” set up WeFood to fight the food wastage in Denmark. Currently, 700,000 metric tons of food are wasted every day and that’s just in Denmark alone. Around the world, the figure goes up to 1.3 billion metric tons. Even Eva Kjer Hansen, the Danish Food and Environment Minister described the food waste in Denmark as “ridiculous.”

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