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Halifax Mulls Tax Breaks for Businesses Donating Food Destined for Landfill

The city of Halifax is considering throwing its support behind a national initiative to offer federal tax breaks to businesses that donate food they might otherwise throw out.

Nick Jennery, the executive director for Feed Nova Scotia, supports the idea from the National Zero Waste Council. Feed Nova Scotia provides donated fresh and non-perishable food to 146 food banks across the province.

Jennery said much of the food they receive is past expiry, but still safe to eat. He said Feed Nova Scotia carefully inspects every item before it gets shipped out.

Continue reading at the CBC

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