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Action Plan for Plant-Based Food.

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The present document contains Denmark's Action Plan for making its food system more plant based. It outlines the government s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by boosting plant-based food production and sets out how the country can become a leader in plant-based food exports. The Action Plan is organized around the following focus-areas: Enhancement of plant-based foods; A strong plant-based value chain; Healthy, delicious plant-based foods for everyone; Export and internationalization efforts; Production and processing efforts; A solid raw material base; Research, innovation, and development. Specific actions are outlined for each of these areas.
The goals of the Plan are defined as: The overall Danish plant-based value chain should be strengthened, and the coherence within the individual value chain links should be increased; More plant-based foods shall be marketed; The export efforts for plant-based foods should support the further development of the sector; The Danish raw material base should be strengthened through subsidies and development initiatives; Research and innovation should be strengthened through public-private collaborations.
Some of the actions the Danish government plans to take are: Allocating 675 million DKK for the period 2023-2030 for the Plant Fund established in March 2023; Developing an entrepreneurial strategy to strengthen Danish entrepreneurs; maintain close dialogue with the industry through relevant forums such as the Danish Food Agency's Food Partnership for Health and Climate; Increase the public procurement of plant-based foods; promoting the Official Dietary Guidelines; assess the need to adjust the dietary guidelines in light of the New Nordic Nutrient Recommendations; undertake a revision of the 'Recommendations for Danish Institutional Meals,' which will also include recommendations for a plant-based institutional diet; Supporting the ongoing development of the chef training program with a stronger focus on green initiatives; Support dialogue with stakeholders in the hotel and restaurant industry, addressing challenges and knowledge needs; Support the integration of relevant knowledge about plant-based foods into higher education curricula; Maintaining export opportunities for plant-based foods through the Food Cluster's Export Forum; Promote and market the Danish food cluster, including the plant-based food and agricultural sector, through Food Nation; Work for innovation-friendly regulation in Denmark and the EU without compromising nature, the environment, health, and food safety; Allocating funds through the EU's Common Agricultural Policy for the production and processing of plant-based foods; Work to promote plant-based foods internationally, including within the EU; Support a more diversified plant production; Allocating 260 million DKK for green biorefining, which can eventually support the development of green proteins for food; Ensure the preservation of plant genetic resources; Establish public-private development and research collaborations between the state and relevant stakeholders in plant-based food and agricultural production; etc.
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Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Handlingsplan for plantebaserede f devarer.