To reduce the amount of food waste in Germany significantly is one aim of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). It has the objective to reach as many consumers as possible and reduce food waste with joint effort and a national strategy along the entire chain.
The BMEL fights food waste in a multitude of ways. The aim is to raise awareness and increase the appreciation of food along the entire chain, ranging from farming and processing all the way to the retail sector, the restaurant and catering sector, and consumers. If we are aware of the value of our food and of the consumption of resources that is necessary to produce the food, then we will not throw away food carelessly.