In view of the harvest losses after a long drought this year, the environmental foundation has warned against wasting bread and baked goods. “In the future, we should and simply can no longer afford to claim arable land to this extent in order to throw the grain grown on it in the garbage as bread, croissants or tartlets,” explained expert Jörg-Andreas Krüger on Thursday.
According to a new WWF report, an estimated 1.7 million tonnes of bread and baked goods are lost every year – mainly among consumers, bakeries and retailers. According to research by the organization, the proportion of goods produced in excess is between 1.5 and 19 percent, depending on the type and size of the bakery – but there is a lack of valid data, it said. According to Krüger, what is left in bakeries in the evening is “donated at best”. However, bread also ends up in animal feed and cake becomes biogas.