People in Germany eat less meat
The people living in Germany eat less and less meat. The meat consumption in this country is currently as low as never before. This is shown by the supply balance meat 2015 'of the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food **.Overall, consumers in Germany would consume 59.17 kilograms of meat per year and per person.
UNO experts propose smarter and more resource-efficient food production to further reduce meat consumption in the coming years. It would also help to increase the taxation of these products, as suggested by the reduction in consumption of meat and animal products, according to the experts.
Vegetarian food on the road to success
The demand for vegetarian-vegan products and services is growing rapidly. All well-known supermarkets and discounters meanwhile carry a wide product range of herbal meat alternatives. The increase in consumption of these products shows the boom that the plant's lifestyle continues to experience. According to a market analysis by the Cologne Institute for Trade Research( IFH), sales of 454 million euros were achieved in 2015 with vegetarian and vegan products.
"Today, it's never been easier to get a herbal or vegan dietTo access alternatives. If you do not want to use a spoon yourself to prepare a herbal meal, visit one of the many restaurants. In Berlin alone, there are currently more than 40 vegan restaurants, "says Joy. An overview of restaurants in Berlin and nationwide offers the VEBU in its restaurant database. It facilitates the search for meat-free restaurants. The user can filter the data by location as well as offer( 'predominantly vegetarian', 'purely vegetarian', 'predominantly vegan' and 'purely vegan').
vegetarian products carry the V label
orientation when purchasing vegetarian products offers the V label. The V-Label is an internationally protected quality seal for the labeling of vegetarian and vegan foods. It is used as a guide on packaging. Consumers can see at first glance when purchasing, whether a product is suitable for them. The V label is awarded in Germany in the categories 'vegan' and 'vegetarian' by the VEBU.Not all substances used in production appear on the list of ingredients. Until now, consumers can only be sure that a food is vegetarian or vegan by requesting a product from the manufacturer. If the product is licensed under the V label, consumers can be sure that it is a vegetarian or vegan product.
* For the number of vegetarians see: https: //vebu.de/ veggie facts / development-in-numbers / number-vegan-and-vegetarian-in-germany /
** Federal Institute for Agriculture and Food, Supply of meat in Germany imCalendar Year 2015
Food Systems and Natural Resources,
United Nations Environment Program( UNEP), 2016
The International Resource Panel( IRP)
Working Group on Food Systems and Natural Resources chaired by Maarten Hajer
The full reportshould be referenced as follows: UNEP( 2016) Food Systems and Natural Resources. A Report of the Working Group on Food Systems of the International Resource Panel. Westhoek, H, Ingram J., Van Berkum, S., Ozay, L., and Hajer M.
Job Number: DTI /1982/ PAISBN: 978-92-807-3560-4