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Entertainment Federal Minister: Özdemir calls for adequate prices for food

13:23  26 december  2021
13:23  26 december  2021 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

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people in Germany should be their food as well as their cars, calls for the Minister of Agriculture. In addition, Özdemir cannabis finally wants to legalize.

Wollen Veränderungen für Landwirte und Verbraucher: die Grünen-Minister Cem Özdemir und Steffi Lemke. © Imago Images / Future Image Want to change changes for farmers and consumers: the Greens Minister Cem Özdemir and Steffi Lemke. Özdemir calls for reasonable prices for food

Federal Minister of Economics Cem Özdemir wants to promote the legalization of Cannabis and looks great interests in farmers in Germany. "Many peasants and farmers are in the starting blocks to grow hemp," said the green the picture on Sunday. As soon as the Bundestag adopted the law of the Minister of Health, agriculture will also grow these crops.

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The traffic light coalition from SPD, GREENS and FDP plans a "controlled delivery of cannabis to adults to enjoy relief purposes in licensed shops". This would "control the quality that prevents the transfer of contaminated substances and ensures the youth protection," says in the coalition agreement. The cultivation of hemp plants is so far allowed for medical purposes.

criticism of the legislation plans of the substance classified as an illegal drug rejected Özdemir. "Nobody should walk away the pear, but I am pleased that the madness of the cannabis ban finally ends," he said the newspaper. The policous unions have expressed skeptically in the past. The Union parties are strictly strictly against cannabis at the laden counter and refer to risks.

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"Food Just as appreciated such as cars"

also Özdemir wants to reach reasonable prices for food and agricultural products. "There must be no more food prices for food, they drive farms in the ruin, prevent more animal welfare, carry the species dying and burden the climate," Özdemir said. He wanted the people in Germany their foods as appreciated as their cars. "Sometimes I feel like a good engine oil is more important to us than a good salad oil," criticized the minister. However, foods are not likely to be luxury. "But the price must express the ecological truth more strongly," says Özdemir.

There are three important goals: a secure and good income for the farmers, healthy food for all as well as more animal welfare, climate and environmental protection. The number of farm animals in Germany must be reduced: "The number of animals must be oriented to the available area." In the future, he will focus on good attitude conditions in the stables in the future. This is a "win-win for man and animal".

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The Agricultural Minister also strives to expand the area of ​​ecologically ordered fields by 2030 from currently under ten to 30 percent and the "demand for the state of the state": the food in public institutions should be converted to more regional and organic products. "The state must be a role model."

Lemke warns that climate protection about species protection to provide

Özdemirs Cabinet collegin, Federal Environment Minister Steffi Lemke, calls for a strong reduction of the use of pesticides in agriculture. "I do not assume that we can do without pesticides within four years. But we need a significant reduction if we want to stop insects," said the Greens politician the newspapers of the Funke Media Group. "We can reduce the pesticide use through financial incentives, but also through proper law," she added.

It is convinced that most farmers wanted to use less pesticides. However, they have been driven by European agricultural policy for decades in a predicament that companies would grow or would have to pay out more yields. Lemke criticized that, with the participation of the previous government, a continuation of European agricultural policy was decided for the next seven years. "We must urgently get out of this system of simple surface premium paid without ecological return. This must prepare the traffic light government in the next four years. Only in this way we will have enough healthy and diverse food," called the Minister of the Environment.

Lemke also warned in the debate on the expansion of renewable energies before the climate protection on species protection. There are two major ecological crises on the planet who must be solved "together: the climate crisis and the crisis of the species outlay," said the minister. "One is just as important as the other." Both crisis threatened the natural livelihoods in an eclatant extent.

Özdemir: Farmers need to have livelihoods .
Bundesage Minister Cem Özdemir (Green) underlined the social importance of agriculture in Germany. © Fabian Summer / DPA CEM Özdemir with activists of protest in Berlin. "I do not want to live in a country where peasants give up and then take over the lands afterwards of any anonymous investors," said Özdemir at a demonstration of the agricultural alliance "We are full!" in Berlin. "So the villages break, the country breaks." He emphasized the value of the court succession - "that the boys like

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