By 2025, the proportion of organic food in federal canteens is to be increased to 20 percent. This was recently decided by the German legislators. However, this is only one of four measures that will affect the operators.
An overview of the points decided on:
The background to this is the further development of the so-called sustainability programme of measures. This is about how sustainability can be implemented concretely in administrative action. The programme applies to all authorities and institutions of the federal administration and specifies concrete steps to achieve more sustainability in various areas.
The measures in the area of canteens and communal catering are the responsibility of Federal Minister of Food Julia Klöckner, who expressed her satisfaction with the steps taken and emphasised the role model and multiplier function of the Federal Government in terms of sustainability.
The CDU politician said: "As a federal government, we are focusing on more organic products, more animal welfare and fair trade. We also want to set an example for the economy. At the same time, we want to show how more sustainability and organic food can be offered affordably to all." Coffee in the canteens of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture already comes 100 percent from fair trade, the ministry also announced.