most of The German a couple of times in the week are at least in the kitchen at the stove, almost all place a high value on healthy food. The eating habits between Eastern and Western Germany differ significantly and men go out more often in Restaurants and canteens as women. These are some of the results of the new nutrition reports, “Germany, as it eats”, the Federal state Minister of economic Affairs, Julia Klöckner (CDU) in Berlin on Wednesday.

How complicated the food is, the Minister in his own body: you eat “very irregular” and look, “what do I get” told Klöckner, the sun at your Job. But you come from a farm and live in the vicinity of a village, from there you’ll get all your meat, fruit and vegetables, if it is possible. Also in the case of the German total, it must often go quickly. Almost half (48 percent), that it’s important to eat in a simple preparation – but 99 per cent say the main thing is that it tastes.

If you survey the responses of the Forsa, to live in German very healthy: 91 out of 100, it will arrive at the diet to the health. 50 percent consider according to their own information while shopping on the organic label. However, you can cut that in almost half of the women, six out of ten men and every seventh child in Germany is overweight. The organic share of the food expenditure was 2017 under 6 percent.

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Pasta Bolognese


olive oil spray, 250 grams of lean beef mince, 1 onion, 1 carrot, chopped, 1 garlic clove, finely chopped, 2 cans (à 400 g) diced tomatoes, salt and freshly ground black pepper, 100 g green lentils, 80 grams of wholemeal pasta, 1 tomato, cut into wedges, 1 tablespoon olive oil freshly squeezed juice of ½ lemon, 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, 80 g of celeriac, peeled and grated


spray A deep pan with a little olive oil over medium to high heat. Beef mince, onion, carrot, and garlic, and 6 -8 minutes to cook until the meat is browned; stirring frequently. Tomatoes and juice (from the can) and bring to a boil. Heat greatly reduce and the Sauce without a lid cook for 20 minutes or longer, until it thickens; with a bit of salt and pepper.

In the meantime, the water in a saucepan over medium to high heat bring to a boil. The lentils cook in it, for 12-14 minutes, until they are just soft; with a little salt and pepper.

In a second pot of salted water on a high heat bring to a boil. The Pasta in the water according to package directions until al dente; then drain and rinse.

lentils, tomato, olive oil and lemon juice with 1 pinch of salt in a small bowl and stir well.

The meat sauce over the Pasta, Parmesan and celeriac in a faithful and with the lentil salad as a side dish serving. Alternatively, the lens mix in the meat sauce and stir.

©Line Thit Klein More money for good meat? Said, but not done

Manfred Güllner from the mind Institute Forsa, the difference between responses and reality is no Surprise. 50 percent in the current Report, for example, for a Kilo of meat up to five euros to pay more, if it was produced, animal-friendly, 22 percent would even pay up to ten euros more. “We know that this is said but not done,” he said. Between consciousness and behavior there is a gap.

a lot of it is Cooked in Germany: 40 percent, to stand every day at the stove, 37 percent at least two to three times per week. Only five percent say that they cook less than once per week, and ten percent cooking never. A quarter of the men goes at least once a week in a canteen, and almost as many (24 percent) to the Restaurant, for women, there are only 13 and 14 percent, respectively. Five percent of women and six percent of men have at least once a week.

Nearly 30 years after the fall of the wall in the eating habits in East and West Germany are apparently still different. In the East, 43 percent of daily meat and sausage to eat according to their own statements, in the West, only 26 per cent. The national average is 28 percent. On the other hand, 80 percent in the East, to eat fruit and vegetables daily, in the West, there are only 69 percent nationwide, 71 percent. In the case of sweets, the West Germans to the front: 24 percent of them engage daily, in the East only 14 percent.

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In the East and the West are unanimous: 99 percent when it comes to eating taste is important. Klöckner draws conclusions for the reduction of sugar, fat and salt in ready meals that you want to bring together with the food industry: “the fact That we can all make a theoretical Plan for what is healthy, but in the end it will not bring all anything, if it tastes good.” Therefore, will not be required, to reduce the sugar by about half. Products would then be a non-starter.

critics accused Klöckner on Wednesday, to put on PR, instead of opting for better food production. “People expect effective measures for better animal husbandry, or for the promotion of a healthy food supply, but certainly not a ticket policy,” said Martin Rücker of the consumer organization food watch. He complained that Klöckner in the finished products and the proposed state animal welfare-cable set on a voluntary basis.

Ex-agricultural Minister Renate Künast (Green party) called the Report a “sham”: “Looks nice, but nothing Groundbreaking in there.” Klöckner was “not much more than an announcement Minister” and is addressed to very according to the Wishes of the industry.



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