Every year, around twelve million tonnes of food waste are generated along the entire food supply chain in Germany, six million alone in private households. The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has been showing how consumers can reduce food waste since 2012. With the National Strategy to Reduce Food Waste adopted in 2019, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) is focusing more strongly not only on private households but also on the primary production, processing, wholesale and retail, and out-of-home catering sectors. The aim is to halve food waste in Germany at retail and consumer level by 2030 and to reduce food waste along the production and supply chain.
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