Dispute over junk prices: Özdemir has a ban on food sales under production costs examined

Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir is considering banning the sale of food at a price below the cost of production. "The big players must no longer di

Dispute over junk prices: Özdemir has a ban on food sales under production costs examined

Federal Minister of Agriculture Cem Özdemir is considering banning the sale of food at a price below the cost of production. "The big players must no longer dictate prices and optimize margins," the Green politician told the editorial network Germany.

Fair conditions are needed for everyone in the food chain. "To this end, we want, among other things, to strengthen the antitrust abuse supervision and merger control in the Bundeskartellamt, to continue to take action against unfair trading practices and to examine whether the sale of food at production costs can be prevented."

Meat should not become a luxury item

Özdemir also resisted criticism that his latest plea against "junk prices" for meat, for example, was antisocial. "Everyone should still be able to afford meat. It should not become a luxury item.“ But it is dishonest to try to play certain groups against each other on this issue.

Özdemir had declared a few days ago that there should be no more junk prices for food. They ruined farms, prevented more animal welfare, promoted species extinction and polluted the climate. Food should not become a luxury item, but its price should express "the ecological truth" more strongly.

Updated Date: 01 January 2022, 00:00

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