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The agreement on a green transition of the agricultural sector

UN Food Systems Summit 2021

In September, the UN holds its first summit on food systems - the UN summit on food systems. Denmark has a strong position regarding the food waste area, healthy and sustainable foods, the work against antibiotic resistance and deforestation, and these are the tracks we are pursuing after our national summit, the World Food Summit.
The UN Food Systems Summit launch important initiatives for a healthier, more sustainable and fair food system. The summit will focus on how we can all work together…

The Danish Official Dietary Guidelines

For the first time ever Denmark’s Official Dietary Guidelines, published in January 2021, do not only guide Danes on how to eat healthier, but also on how to eat more climate-friendly. 
The Official Dietary Guidelines - good for health and climate are:  
Eat plant-rich, varied and not too much Eat more vegetables and fruit Eat less meat – choose legumes and fish Eat wholegrain foods  Choose vegetable oils and low-fat dairy products Eat less sweet, salty and fatty food Thirsty? Drink…

Advisory Board

De 12 medlemmerne i det Advisory Board for cirkulær økonomi, som regeringen nedsatte i 2016, er ledere i både store og mindre danske virksomheder: 
Flemming Besenbacher (formand), Bestyrelsesformand, Carlsberg A/S og CarlsbergfondetAnders Byriel, CEO, KvadratChristian B. S. Christensen, CEO, Solum GruppenFranz Cuculiza, CEO, Aage Vestergaard LarsenMatias Møl Dalsgaard, CEO GoMorePernille Blach Hansen, Senior Director for Environmental Product Innovation, LEGOAja Guldhammer Henderson, CEO,…

Animal Welfare

The Danish government is very much concerned about animal welfare - in Denmark and in the EU
Animals must be treated properly and with respect to their natural behaviour. This applies to wild animals, pets and domestic animal.
The current Danish Act on the protection of  animals was adopted in 1916, and gives the general basic principles for animal welfare. The act covers all wild and domesticated animal species, and has been amended several times since then.
In Denmark we have high standards…

Copenhagen Workshop on climate change mitigation

Agriclimate Workshop
The Ministry for Environment and Food hosted the AgriClimate Workshop in Roskilde Landbrugsskole (Roskilde Agricultural School) on the 26th of October 2017. The workshop was attended by representatives from 25 member states of the EU and was the setting for discussions on initiatives for addressing climate change mitigation within 3 main focus areas, Livestock, Soils and Bio based economy.
The report will be published on this website at a later date.
Discussion papers…

Nature fauna and flora

Fauna and flora
There are approximately 30,000 plant and animal species in Denmark. The Ministry of  Environment and Food works to protect these species and monitors, for example, how populations are affected by hunting and agriculture. The Ministry has the overall responsibility for the regulation with regard to fauna and flora. All reptile and orchid species in Denmark are protected, there are rules concerning conduct and hunting in nature reserves, and potentially harmful genetically…


The  Ministry of  Environment and Food is responsible for public management of water resources and the marine environment. Each year the Ministry publishes a bathing water atlas showing the quality of bathing water in Denmark. Marine environment monitoring, regulation of ship-based pollution, off-shore activities and rat control are also administered by the Agency.
Denmark/Groundwater monitoring  (Annual results of groundwater quality and quantity monitoring in Denmark).
National water…

The Danish dog law

Tourists travelling with dogs have no reason to be anxious about visiting Denmark. The rules have not been changed for the past two summer seasons. The danish dog law will be evaluated in 2013, and the evaluation shall include an assessment of the dog races covered by the ban and of the rules for dealing with savagery.

Antimicrobial Resistance

Every year more than 25,000 European citizens die from infections caused by bacteria that have developed resistance towards antimicrobials. Treatments that used to work efficiently have lost their effect. One of the big sinners is overuse of antimicrobials for human and for veterinary purposes.

Smiley - Food inspection

Shops and restaurants in Denmark are responsible for complying with the food regulations. The inspectors of the food authorities control how well the enterprises comply with rules and regulations.

All shops, restaurants and other enterprises selling food and beverages to the public are inspected on a regular basis, typically one to three times a year.

Organic Denmark

In summer 2012 the Danish agricultural Minister, Mette Gjerskov, has launched an Action Plan for organic production towards 2020. The plan put action behind the Danish government’s objective of doubling the Danish organic area by 2020.

Angling in Denmark

In the past year, almost one in five grown-up Danes has been angling. This totals 616,000 people and thus makes angling one of the most popular spare-time activities in Denmark.