Our Philosophy on Food
Appreciation of man, animal and plant –
How we counteract food waste in Brodowin
A lot of work is done on our food before it arrives on your table. For example, a plant was cultivated, cared for and watered. Weeds were removed and it was protected from pests. For animals, they are conceived, born, raised, fed and kept clean with our utmost attention.
Every day in Brodowin, we do our best to produce an excellent and top quality final product – whether it is milk, cheese, sausage or vegetables.
According to a study done by the WWF in 2015, some 18 million tonnes of food in Germany are wasted every year, or 313 kg/second. The latest investigations show that more than half of this can be avoided. Particularly in food-producing companies, edible products are disposed of in large quantities and in many cases only small deviations from the norm are the deciding factor.
In Brodowin we oppose this trend!
We provide our customers with impeccable products of excellent quality, with one important difference: we don’t waste. For example, when we harvest cabbages that are too small for distribution or the leaves on our leaks have withered, our kitchen processes them into a wide variety of dishes. Therefore we have no reason to dispose of this food. Not only have we avoided unnecessary waste, but have also created a tasty new product.
It goes without saying that current food standards are constantly adhered to. Products that are clearly no longer suitable for human consumption will find grateful mouths in our stables or at feed lots, which we will supply depending on demand. Pigs are especially happy about the feed because as omnivores, much of it belongs to their diet anyway. The last option – our compost heap – has shrunk to a size that is hardly worth mentioning since the introduction of this measure.