About: Christian Schmidt

Agrifood 17-08-2017

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

A German state minister charged Wednesday (16 August) that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.
Agrifood 07-11-2016

EU takes Germany to court over high nitrate levels

The European Commission is taking Germany to court because of high nitrate levels that have been detected in its water. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Climate change 28-09-2016

Germany’s ‘horror catalogue’ 2050 climate plan criticised from all sides

Environmental groups have criticised Germany's divisive 2050 climate protection plan for being too lax, whereas the country's ruling coalition think it is too stringent. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.
Agrifood 28-09-2016

German agriculture: Short-term crisis management or long-term strategy?

Numerous agricultural crises in Germany have made life difficult for the Agriculture Ministry lately, especially in light of much-needed structural changes to the sector. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 27-09-2016

One in seven German farmers apply for milk reduction aid

Thousands of German farmers are set to cut their milk production in order to qualify for EU funding. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 01-04-2016

No end in sight for slaughter of newborn male chickens

Millions of newly-hatched chicks are killed every year in Germany, because the males are not worth anything to the poultry business. Even though experts have denounced it as a violation of animal welfare, Berlin has decided against banning the practice. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 30-03-2016

Germany plans ‘smart’ packaging to cut food waste

Germans throw away 82kg each in food waste every year, despite much of it still being edible. Minister of Food and Agriculture Christian Schmidt (CSU) wants things to change and to abolish the expiration date on packaging in favour of more scientific alternatives. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 17-03-2016

Agricultural crisis: ‘Global markets are not the future’

Earlier this week, EU agricultural ministers discussed potential measures against price drops. However, there are many who think that these plans do not go far enough. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 07-03-2016

Overwhelming majority of Germans contaminated by glyphosate

The herbicide glyphosate can enter the body through food or drinking water. A new study has shown that the majority of Germans have been contaminated by the compound. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 11-01-2016

Antibiotic resistance looms as serious threat to health

Intestinal bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics have been detected in animals, humans and food in Germany. Experts fear future health problems if steps are not immediately taken. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Agrifood 06-01-2016

Study: Germans still love their meat and eat plenty of it

The Federal Ministry for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection has published its latest nutrition report, detailing Germans eating habits. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Tobacco lobby stubs out total German tobacco ad ban

The ambitious plans of the Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Christian Schmidt, to ban tobacco advertising have been scaled back. Critics have cited pressure from the tobacco industry. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.