German consumption declines

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POTATO consumption in Germany is declining, according to a recent report by the German Society for nutrition.

Dr. Kurt Gedrich, one of the report's authors, said: "The declines in the consumption of fruit, cereal products and fresh potatoes as well as the increases in cheese, beef, veal and poultry meat are in contradiction to a plant-based diet as recommended by the Society in its 10 Rules for a Wholesome Diet."

Editor-in-chief, Dr Helmut Heseker of the University of Paderborn pushed more to adopt a plant-based diet, saying: "It would be very welcome if the consumption of vegetables, fruit, potatoes and cereals constantly reached a higher level than the consumption of animal food."