Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2018, 7:00 AM

Germans’ Wurst Love Also Has Environmental Downside

Germany may have received top marks in food sustainability during the past year, but insiders say the enduring love of bratwurst, schnitzel, and other meat-heavy dishes will prevent the country from significantly reducing food waste—or greenhouse gases—anytime soon.

“Although Germans base their diets around meat, they know that a meat-heavy lifestyle isn’t healthy and that it does impact the environment,” Lucia Reisch, a member of the German Council for Sustainable Development, which advises the government, told Bloomberg Environment. “It’s almost like a cultural contradiction.”

On paper, Germany presents itself as a leader on food sustainability: Last year’s Food Sustainability ...

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