Certain countries within Europe have already made major differences within the EU, France and The Netherlands in particular, banning food waste to go to landfill if not purchased at food suppliers. France and the Netherlands are the first countries to publicly address the issue, banning food waste in order to reduce hunger. In February 2016, France became the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away unused food, forcing them to donate to charities or food banks,  and now is an example to many worldwide.
Before this though France was known to be one of the greatest wasters of food. Its culinary reputation is world wide and is a large reason for tourism. Finding a sustainable way to handle excess food has helped deal with other issues