Press release from | No. 06/2022

Picture-perfect fruit and vegetables are a burden on environment and climate

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Strict requirements regarding the appearance and size of fruit and vegetables are a burden on the environment because this often requires the use of additional plant protection agents and fertilisers. It also causes unnecessary food losses. The consumer protection centres and UBA call on businesses to offer fruit and vegetables in all sizes and looks as standard. read more

The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment