Klöckner: Appreciating food

Released on 02.10. 2021

  • Julia Klöckner (CDU) reminds us of the value of food. Photo: Fabian Sommer

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Even in bad harvest years there is no longer any need to starve in Germany. Nevertheless, we should recognize the value of food more, says the Agriculture Minister.

Berlin (dpa) – Federal Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner has called for more appreciation for food this Sunday for the Thanksgiving Festival. “The supermarket checkout shows your price. But not their value, “said the CDU politician of the German Press Agency.

” We should be aware of how much time, hard work and perseverance it takes until our food is put on the plate », says Klöckner.

Lower harvest 2021

This year again shows that “good harvests and a wide range of high-quality food cannot be taken for granted,” said Klöckner. Due to bad weather with a lot of rain, the farmers brought in a disappointing grain harvest 2021. According to preliminary data from the ministry, an amount of 10, 1 million tons is to be expected. That is 2.7 percent less than in the previous year and 4.8 percent less than the average for the years 2015 to 2020.

«Thanksgiving dates back to a time when a bad harvest meant hunger , you could only go into winter carefree when the storeroom and cellar were full, ”said Klöckner. “Today, food is simply a matter of course for us in Europe. You are just there. Too plentiful rather than too scarce. In high quality – regional, organic or exotic. ” She thanked the farmers for their work.

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