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Representatives of almost all the political groups in favour of the introduction of a vegetarian week in the Bundestag. The Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our environment interviewed recently all Bundestag members, whether they are in favour introducing a vegetarian day (Veggietag) in the own House. The arguments for this are obvious: according to the German society for nutrition, German children and adults consume two to three times more meat than would be healthy for them. Diet-related diseases such as obesity and heart disease, as well as health-care costs in the amount of EUR 70 billion per year are the consequence. Further, a significant reduction in consumption of meat will positively the majority criticized nasty conditions in animal production. Finally, it is essentially undisputed that meat consumption has the highest proportion of the ecological footprint of citizens. At the same time, it is possible to reduce this proportion without significant effort, and even with a cost savings. Many members join the: “it must not everyday steak, steak or pork sausage on a plate.

Eating less meat is healthy, good for the environment and climate and reduced humane farming. That’s why we green committed to introducing a veggie-days in the Bundestag.” Nicole Maisch, spokeswoman for consumer protection of the parliamentary group of Alliance 90 / the Greens ‘ moderate meat consumption is good not only for humans and animals, but also a contribution to active climate protection. ” This reduces CO2 emissions. I support in the canteens of the German Bundestag. a vegetarian day” Josef Goppel, environmental Chairman of the CDU/CSU Bundestag group “if Berlin once a week do without meat, which would produce save as much CO2 as 261,000 cars per year. A meatless day in the German Bundestag would be a good start.” Caren Lay, consumer policy spokesperson of the parliamentary group DIE LINKE.