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Federal minister criticizes food porn – but many photos show him himself with food!






Don’t post any more pictures of the food! For climate protection. Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FPD) warns of food porn! Many photos immediately appear showing Wissing eating.

Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) has made the headlines again: With his criticism of Foodporn!

At the meeting of the digital ministers of the G7 countries in Düsseldorf, Federal Digital Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) criticized food porn, i.e. the publication of photos of/with food. In connection with the question of how we humans should consume digitally. When we go digital, we often don’t think about the consequences for the environment or energy consumption, as Wissing, who is firmly against a speed limit on motorways for climate protection, emphasizes.

Wissing said that we tend to take photos of our food and then post those photos on social media. This would lead to enormous energy consumption. Is that really necessary? Wissing asks.

While the minister admits that he cannot provide exact figures for the energy consumption caused by foodporn, he was startled by the high energy consumption (which begs the question of how one can be frightened by numbers that one does not know exactly ).

Wissing’s statement provoked some mockery; users posted photos on Twitter showing Wissing eating or at least with food.

Critics also drew parallels between opposition to a speed limit on freeways and Foodporn’s post: “No speed limit because freedom, but pictures of food are bad for the climate? You’re really not that fresh in the head!”

Another user offered: “Sorry Mister @Wissing, I won’t post pictures of my food anymore if they introduce a #speedlimit in return.”

But the video with Wissing’s criticism of food porn has hardly been published when the FDP politician backtracks a bit. Wissing wrote about the video on Twitter: “Everyone should be able to use the Internet freely, including for #photosoffood, and politicians should ensure that this is climate-neutral.”

This back and forth is reminiscent of Wissing’s call for longer and higher subsidies for electric cars. Wissing’s demand in this regard had hardly made the rounds and provoked corresponding criticism from the coalition partners SPD and “Bündnis 90/Die Grünen” when Wissing retracted his original statement and wrote: “I neither want a scrappage premium nor a higher purchase premium for electric vehicles.” More on this read in Higher e-car premium: Transport Minister Wissing (FDP) rows back after criticism.

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