The BMELV promotes the healthy enjoyment of food which is now more varied and better in quality than ever before. At the very top of the agenda is the ongoing effort to ensure that our food remains safe along the entire chain – from farmstead to dinner table.
This includes conveying information about the core elements of a healthy diet. One example here is the National Action Plan "IN FORM – German national initiative to promote healthy diets and physical activity".
Another aspect is that the labelling and presentation of foodstuffs must always be clear, accu-rate and easily comprehensible. In order to protect valuable resources, the BMELV is involved in campaigning against unnecessary food waste.
At the global level, the fight against hunger is one of the Federal Government’s top priorities. Each year, the BMELV channels € 8.3 million into financing FAO food security projects.