Add Germany to the list of nations putting in place ambitious plans to cut food waste in the coming years. Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt has a plan cut the nation’s food waste in half by 2030.
The HuffingPost has the story:
Expiry dates printed on food product labels have a lot to with food waste, according to Schmidt. “Too much food ends up in the trash, even though it’s still edible,” he told HuffPost Germany.
Schmidt, who belongs to the conservative Christian Social Union, became Germany’s agriculture minister in 2014.
His vision is for food products to use smart packaging that can inform consumers when it is no longer edible. A computer chip in a yoghurt-cup could measure if it’s still consumable, for example.