Citizens' assembly calls for food-saving law

– Will demands of the last generation be implemented now? –

Supporters of the last generation are protesting for a food-saving law in January 2022
(c) Last generation

It was almost exactly two years ago that supporters of the last generation demonstrated in high-visibility vests and glued themselves to the streets for the first time. One of the demands back then was that the federal government should introduce a legislative proposal for a food-saving law. Supermarkets should be obliged to pass on food that is still edible but unsaleable to the food bank, for example, instead of throwing it away.

This popular measure could be implemented immediately, would benefit those in need and would also save tons of CO2-intensive food from being wasted every day. 

Yesterday it was announced that the first official citizens' assembly of the Bundestag is now calling for a corresponding food-saving law in its final paper. With the third of its nine recommendations, the Citizens' Assembly “Nutrition in Transition” is calling on the Bundestag to take measures that are exactly the same as the demands of the last generation. The corresponding resolution had achieved an overwhelming majority of 84% in the Citizens' Assembly. [1]

Theodore Schnarr, spokesman for the Last Generation: “The result of the Citizens' Assembly 'Nutrition in Transition' is a success for us! He has once again impressively demonstrated that a large majority of the population is in favor of not wasting our limited resources. He also showed that citizens can make well-thought-out and progressive decisions if they are given the necessary trust to do so."

He further explains: “The Bundestag and the Federal Government should take this result seriously and implement the recommended measures immediately. At the same time, citizens should discuss even bigger questions in appropriate citizens' assembly formats. In particular about how Germany can be socially just and phase out fossil fuels by 2030."

[1] Recommendations Citizens’ Council “Nutrition in Transition”