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BMEL Animal Welfare Initiative

On 17 September 2014, Federal Minister Christian Schmidt launched a new initiative for more animal welfare. With the start of the Animal Welfare Initiative, he wants to bring animal welfare further into the mainstream of society.

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Tradition – Innovation – a Devotion to Detail

Germany is the world’s third largest exporter of agricultural goods. German products are popular and in demand. The film on "Quality made in Germany" shows why. In approximately three minutes, the film shows the wide range of products offered by the German agri-food industry – in the fields of seed and planting stock, animal genetics, agricultural machinery, raw materials (cultivation and production), and semi-finished and finished products.

Germany stands for a modern, productive and at the same time sustainable agri-food industry. The film shows how the industry meets the high quality standards that apply in all sectors. These quality standards guarantee that all exports are of top quality.


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The federal ministry‘s field of work is very broad and our commitments are diverse. In this brochure we would like to give you an outline of the ministry’s areas of activity and of our policy aims.




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TTIP: Safeguarding economic prospects and consumer protection

BMEL workshop provides a platform for information and discussion on the free trade agreement -Schmidt: "The level of consumer protection that we have is not a matter that is open to negotiation"

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Schmidt: We need a fresh start for the EU Organic Farming Regulation

In the debate on the revision of the EU Organic Farming Regulation in the German Bundestag on 16 October 2014, Federal Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt clearly committed himself to organic farming in Germany.

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The number of the week - Voluntary Guidelines on the Right to Food mark their 10th anniversary

Each week the BMEL presents interesting figures on the issues of food and agriculture.

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Committee on World Food Security agrees on global standards for investment in agriculture

On Wednesday, the member states of the Committee on World Food Security at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) unanimously adopted the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems.

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