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French Restaurants Now Required To Offer Doggy Bags
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French Restaurants Now Required To Offer Doggy Bags

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French Restaurants Now Required To Offer Doggy Bags

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The French have long pooh-poohed doggy bags. As of Jan. 1, a new law in France requires restaurants serving more than 150 meals a day to reduce food waste. Doggy bags are showing up on French tables.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. The French have long turned up their noses at the American custom of taking home food after eating out. But as of January 1, a new law requires restaurants there serving more than 150 meals a day to reduce food waste. And French restaurantgoers are seeing something appear at their tables they've never seen before - le doggie bag. So far, few French diners are saying oui. But for all those willing to walk out with leftovers, bon app├ętit. It's MORNING EDITION.

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