Comparative study of Brazilian and US legislation regarding the economic impacts of food donation
by Natalia Said Merched; Luciana Romano Morilas
Latin American J. of Management for Sustainable Development (LAJMSD), Vol. 3, No. 2, 2016

Abstract: The food waste presented by commerce may be translated as the loss of investment to the businessmen, not only for its intrinsic value, but also for the disposal cost. However, the reversal of this product loss in donation to the third sector could be interpreted as an investment in the society, decreasing, this way, the governmental expenses on social actions and transferring these resources to other weakened areas. Aiming at stimulating the food donation, the US Government created the Good Samaritan Act, which eliminates the civil and criminal responsibility of the donator on what is donated. The field research with traders has highlighted that the responsibility on donated products is a limiting factor to donations.

Online publication date: Wed, 19-Apr-2017

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