27. September 2023

Germany is saving food and WE are joining in! Germany is saving food and WE are joining in!

During the action month "Sustainable September", all university members can once again look forward to great (hands-on) activities around the topics of sustainability.

Apples are plowed
Apples are plowed © Barbara Frommann/ Universität Bonn
Download all images in original size The impression in connection with the service is free, while the image specified author is mentioned.

Germany produces about 11 million tons of food waste every year. The nationwide Germany Saves Food campaign running between September 29 and October 6 is taking action against food waste.

On the occasion of the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste (September 29), we are offering free potatoes and apples plus information about food waste.

You can find us at the Kartoffelschrank (potato cabinet) of the Agroecology and Organic Farming Group and the Chair of Horticulture at INRES (Auf dem Hügel 6).

From 12 pm to 5 pm you can pick up delicious organic potatoes (triplets) grown at the Wiesengut, the University’s own organic research farm. Please bring your own bag. The so-called Drillinge are small potatoes that are culled as waste during harvest because it would be too much effort to get them ready for sale. Being too good to go to waste, of course, these potatoes are usually fed to the Wiesengut’s own cows.

From 12 pm to 5 pm you can pick apples from our orchards. Don’t let the apples go to waste and use them for making delicious cakes, apple sauce or other fall treats!

From 12 pm to 3 pm you can find out interesting details on food waste at the information desk of the NEiS project “Nachhaltige Ernährung im Studienalltag” (or “Sustainable everyday eating for students”), an initiative of the Verbraucherzentrale NRW consumer association the University of Bonn cooperates with.


“Too good to go to waste!” forms part of the National Strategy for Food Waste Reduction devised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

Wird geladen