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This article from The Economist notes the necessity for large food waste generators to prepare for compliance with the July 2014 advent of the Commercial Organics Material Ban.  The article contextualizes the Massachusetts law as part of a trend which began in Europe and is spreading to the United States, particularly in areas where the cost of waste disposal is high due to limited landfill space.  Food waste can be diverted to generate revenue through energy production as well as feed the hungry through food donation programs, turning what had been a costly waste into a resource for businesses, communities, and institutions.