DW 06/02/17 First German supermarket sells waste food only. From curious grannies to committed "food-savers", everyone who came to "The Good Food" when it opened on February 4 was excited by a shop unlike anything they had ever encountered before.
The store in the German city of Cologne is the first of its kind in the country and the third one in the European Union. It sells products of all kinds, from vegetables to beer. And the unusual thing is that all these products would otherwise have been destroyed as waste. The other peculiar thing about "The Good Food" is that there are no fixed prices. Consumers decide how much they think a product is worth. You only need to take one look at the figures to understand why Nicole Klaski decided to start "The Good Food". Klaski and Thurn want to stop food waste. Valentin Thurn is an author and the award-winning director of the "Taste the Waste" documentary. "This idea is simply great," Thurn said.
The starting point Well, actually, he says, he does have some idea. What about health risks? FOODS 14/10/20 Tackling Food Waste: Impact of German Consumer Behaviour on Food in Chilled Storage. Since perishable food in private households is usually stored in refrigerators, both consumer knowledge of correct storage parameters and food handling have a major impact on food quality retention.
Today’s refrigerators provide features, such as climate-controlled compartments, to improve chilled storage performance, but former studies have shown a lack of usage and interest in such features. This paper is based on the results of an online survey with 2666 respondents from Germany. The questionnaire focused on consumer behaviour regarding the chilled storage of perishable foods, the perception of quality loss in food and consumer requirements concerning refrigerators.
The novelty in the study layout was the focus on seven common refrigerator storage features. SUSTAINABILITY 21/11/19 Approaches to Reduce Food Losses in German Fruit and Vegetable Production. Food losses occur in all agricultural value chains, but are especially high in the fruit and vegetable sector.
This study quantifies losses of selected fruits (strawberries, apples) and vegetables (lettuce, carrots), identifies the main reasons for food losses, and assesses effective measures for the reduction of these losses. Data were collected in structured interviews with value chain actors from production to food retail and validated in regional expert workshops. Results show that in average years, about 25% of the analysed vegetables are lost at farm level. The range of fruit losses differs widely, from 15% to 20% for strawberries and only 6% to 16% for apples. Weather is a major factor for crop losses, since it can strongly affect product appearance and hence marketability in the food retail sector. UMWELTBUNDESAMT_DE - 2018 - Documentation of the Expert Forum 2017: Effectively Reducing Food Waste – Achieving more together. Umweltbundesamt_de - 2016 - Guideline : Prevention of food waste in the catering sector. AFP 20/02/19 L'Allemagne s'attaque au gaspillage alimentaire.
Proceedings Sardinia 2017 LARGE SCALE FOOD WASTE MONITORING IN GERMANY. EMERALD INSIGHT 03/09/17 Food waste reduction practices in German food retail. EUROPA_EU 24/05/18 The economic impact of reducing food waste in Germany, Poland and Spain. DW 20/02/19 German government rolls out plan to curb food waste. If an apple is bruised, if an item is past its expiration date, or if you simply bought too much, then the solution in many German households is simple: Just toss it! Every year, the average German throws away 55 kilograms (120 pounds) of food. This is not only unfortunate, it is avoidable, says Julia Klöckner, Germany's minister for agriculture, food and consumer protection. Klöckner wants to halve the amount of food thrown away in the country by 2030. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet adopted a concept to reach this goal on Wednesday. It is not only aimed at end consumers — i.e. customers in supermarkets — but also at companies, organizations, politicians and scientists.
Curtailing abundance. BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ 04/06/13 Studierende werden Partner im Kampf gegen Lebensmittelabfälle - Deutsches Studentenwerk beteiligt sich an der Initiative „Zu gut für die Tonne“ Aigner: „Mit diesem Bündnis erre. BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND VERBRAUCHERSCHUTZ - 2012 - Too good for the bin – an initiative of the Federal Government to avoid food waste.
BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG UND LANDWIRTSCHAFT - 2012 - Studie über Lebensmittelabfälle in Deutschland. Das Institut für Siedlungswasserbau, Wassergüte- und Abfallwirtschaft der Universität Stuttgart hat im Rahmen eines vom Bundesernährungsministeriums geförderten Forschungsvorhabens die Mengen weggeworfener Lebensmittel in Deutschland abgeschätzt, die Hauptursachen für die Entstehung von Lebensmittelabfällen identifiziert und Vorschläge zur Verminderung von Lebensmittelabfällen entwickelt.
KARL-FRANZENS UNIVERSITAT GRAZ - 2012 - Lebensmittelabfälle im Abfallwirtschaftsverband Hartberg - Eine betriebswirtschaftliche. UMWELT BUNDESAMT 15/01/14 More ecofriendliness in food sector necessaryInternational Green Week: The Federation of German Consum. 0 times rated as helpful No. 2/2014 "The environment is already bearing the costs of the production and consumption of food.
Consumers might have to absorb these costs in the long term. The time has come for action," said Holger Krawinkel, Head of Consumer Policy at vzbv. The vzbv and UBA are calling for reductions of nitrogen pollution, to promote organic farming and more environmentally friendly livestock farming, and for more responsible consumption of meat and avoiding food waste. Thomas Holzmann, Acting President of UBA, says: "If we continue as we have done up to now, our national goal of a 20-per cent share for organic farming will not be achieved before 2078. Putting nitrogen on the agricultural policy agenda Surplus nitrogen from agriculture is a threat to biodiversity and air quality, and it contaminates the groundwater from which we extract drinking water. High levels of meat consumption are also responsible for emissions of nitrogen and other greenhouse gases.
Contact: Le site ZUGUTFUERDIETONNE_DE. Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection of the German State of No. BMELV 08/10/13 Prevention of food waste in Germany – key findings of a Study of the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture. FAS USDA 23/04/13 Anti Food Waste Movement Gets Government Support. FAS USDA 28/11/12 Smart Phone App Combats Food Waste In Germany. ALLEMAGNE AU MAX 15/03/12 Le gaspillage alimentaire en Allemagne. Les consommateurs gaspillent les denrées alimentaires - pricipalement les fruits et les légumes Cette tendance coûte cher et est, éthiquement parlant, très discutable, nuit à l'environnement et détruit des ressources ; les consommateurs allemands gaspillent chaque année des quantités de denrées alimentaires dont les deux tiers seraient encore propres à la consommation.
Un homme meurt de faim toutes les trois secondes à travers le monde. Ils sont neuf millions à n'avoir pas assez à manger et pourtant, ce ne sont pas les denrées alimentaires qui manquent sur terre. Rien qu'en Allemagne, on jette chaque année onze millions de tonnes. Une masse qu'on a du mal à imaginer. En moyenne 940 € gaspillés dans chaque ménage Ce sont principalement les fruits et les légumes qui sont jetés En Allemagne, on jette, on déclasse ou on détruit beaucoup trop, regrette Ilse Aigner. Dix-sept pour cent des denrées alimentaires gaspillées dans les cuisines professionnelles. NPR 18/11/13 Public Campaigns Address Food Waste In Germany. This past September, I moved back to Berlin.
Aside from my brief time studying abroad in Germany and a summer in Washington D.C., I've spent the last five years in the San Francisco Bay Area where environmental consciousness rules, but food waste persists. While I settled into my new surroundings, former Trader Joe's CEO Doug Rauch served up an innovative new food waste business model when he announced The Daily Table, which will cook and serve recently expired foods at prices competitive with fast food outlets in the United States. The Daily Table will serve urban communities where fresh fruits and vegetables are not as accessible. EUWID 13/03/12 11 million tonnes of food waste in Germany each year. DW 13/03/12 Germany launches initiative to reduce food waste.
Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner launched in Berlin on Tuesday an initiative to reduce the amount of food thrown away in Germany, in a bid to combat an increasing problem of which she said the population was simply unaware.
"We have become a society of abundance and harbor a throw-away mentality," Aigner told journalists," after announcing that over 11 million kilograms of food were thrown away per year in Germany - well over of half (60 percent) of which is from private households. Aigner's "too good for the bin" initiative will try to educate Germans The findings suggested that another 20 percent of food waste came from grocery markets, with 17 percent coming from larger consumers such as restaurants and cafeterias. Change in mentality She said it was high time for Germans to realize that wasting food was "unacceptable at a time when hunger remained so predominant throughout the world," and that the government was ready to help provide the necessary information.