This file photo taken on February 22, 2016 shows people walking past the Wefood supermarket that sells food past its sell-by date at Amager in Copenhagen, Denmark. AFP / SCANPIX DENMARK / Soren Bidstrup
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COPENHAGEN: It may be past its sell-by date, but for many Danes it's a tasty proposition: A supermarket in Copenhagen selling surplus food has proved to be so popular it recently opened a second store.Selling expired food is legal in Denmark as long as it is clearly advertised and there is no immediate danger to consuming it.Nearly 1.3 billion tons of food are wasted every year, more than enough to sustain the 1 billion people suffering from hunger globally, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said.Denmark has managed to reduce its food waste by 25 percent over the past five years, partly due to the influential "Stop Wasting Food" group founded by Russian-born activist Selina Juul in 2008 .Juul grew up in the 1980s Soviet Union and says she was shocked by the amount of food being thrown away in Denmark when she moved there as a 13-year-old in 1993 .
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