Low environmental impact technologies are indispensable for wine production

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 12. 11:39

The Ministry of Agriculture is committed to ensuring that grape growing in Hungary has as little environmental impact as possible and that wines are produced as energy-efficiently as possible – Minister of Agriculture István Nagy stated at the meeting organized on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the International Organization of Viticulture and Oenology in Brescia on Friday, according to the ministry’s announcement.

The head of the ministry drew attention to the fact that environmental protection and sustainability have changed the habits of consumers, which has a significant impact on agriculture and the food industry. The vast majority of wine products consumed in Hungary were produced in Hungary, so the carbon footprint of this area in the country is low, the Ministry of Agriculture wrote in its announcement.

The minister also touched on the fact that due to climate change, there is an increasing need to breed more resistant plant varieties. Grapes are no exception to this. The Viticulture and Wine Research Institute of the University of Pécs, for example, strives to achieve this goal with its research work in Hungary, where a genetic background of about 1,200 known varieties is currently available – he explained.

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