presented As a Federal state Minister of economic Affairs, Julia Klöckner (CDU) on Wednesday for the “nutrition report 2019”, because she had to chuckle at one point. “When I’m in Berlin, I watch what I get,” she said on the question of what you buy and eat. For the cook with little time in their daily work, since it is a Klöckner not unlike the Rest of the population. The conclusion of this year’s survey of your home to the shopping and eating habits of the Germans is the fact: food taste must have, and it needs to go quickly.

Julia Löhr

business correspondent in Berlin.

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As in the Figures of the previous years, the new nutrition report reveals: Between claim and reality is a big gap when it comes to food. Although 91 percent of the approximately 1000 respondents say that your food should be healthy. As a personal favourite, only every Tenth of salad and vegetable dishes but. The most common answers are: Roast, Schnitzel, goulash, Spaghetti Bolognese and lasagna.

Even if in the super markets, meat-free products to fill now ranks often all shelf: Apparently, it is rather a niche phenomenon. According to the survey – according to a Forsa representative – life, only one percent of the German vegan, not all products of animal origin. Vegetarians are only six percent. Also the Younger the meat, the inclination is not smaller than among the Older, – said Forsa CEO Manfred Güllner, “but rather higher”. Significant differences between East and West: While in West Germany, only 26 percent of citizens say that they eat daily, meat and sausage, in Eastern Germany it is 43 per cent.

“The demand for ready meals has risen”

The number of those who cook daily, is remained, according to the market researchers over the years, about the same, currently it is 40 percent. However, it is to understand what exactly the cook of the respondents under the term – if you set, for example, even a chicken soup and hours of simmer or whether you are refining a finished product out of the can. For Klöckner: “The demand for ready meals has increased.” Therefore, they defended on Wednesday its strategy to move food manufacturer of a self-obligation, so you can pack less sugar, salt and fat in their products.

Also, on a voluntary Basis is soon a national animal welfare label – a project that drags for years. Unlike the animal labels, the print, most of the supermarket chains now on your fresh meat packaging, should be the state Label of the first level is already well above the statutory minimum standards. Also, it should consider not only the attitude, but the whole life of an animal, including rearing, Transport and slaughter. The first so-labeled products to come from 2020 in the trade.

Helpful could be that the people when shopping, pay attention to his own statement, so much on the price as before. This was according to the last nutrition report for 36 percent of the respondents are crucial, there are now only 32 per cent. Half of the respondents say that they would spend for a pet-friendly produced kilogram of meat up to five euros more than for conventional. Market researchers Güllner sees such Comments but with a caution: “It is said, but not done.”