So we’ve been writing about food waste a lot, so it seemed nicely serendipitous when this article showed up in our inbox.

Essentially, the article describes Zéro Gâchis, a France-based app that connects food sellers and consumers.

Merchants can contact  Zéro Gâchis with price reductions on food that’s on the brink of going bad. The app then contacts consumers with the discounts that are available.

Although it’s intended for grocery stores, there could be applications for restaurants, too—say, by providing an easy way to connect charitable food recovery organizations like Second Harvest with caterers and restaurants.

What do you think? Could this kind of technology be useful? Share your thoughts in the comments section (site registration required first).

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