Released on 02.10. 2021 Julia Kl\u00f6ckner (CDU) reminds us of the value of food. Photo: Fabian Sommer Already heard? You can now also have your messages read out to you. Simply click on the play symbol in any article or add the article to your personal playlist using the plus symbol and listen to it later. Listen to the article: 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 Kl\u00f6ckner has called for more appreciation for food this Sunday for the Thanksgiving Festival. \u201cThe 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 \u00bb, says Kl\u00f6ckner. Lower harvest 2021 This year again shows that \u201cgood harvests and a wide range of high-quality food cannot be taken for granted,\u201d said Kl\u00f6ckner. 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. \u00abThanksgiving 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, \u201dsaid Kl\u00f6ckner. \u201cToday, 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.