What are supermarkets doing to promote plant-based and sustainably produced food, and to combat deforestation and food waste? That is the question addressed by a study launched this week called Superlist, conducted by the Questionmark Foundation and supported by Rikolto and Test Aankoop, in cooperation with BOS+, Canopea, écoconso, FoodWIN and Bond Beter Leefmilieu.
The research was carried out on the supermarkets Colruyt, Delhaize, Carrefour, Aldi and Lidl, which together account for more than 80% of the market share in Belgium. According to the study, their impact on Belgium's ecological footprint is significant. Yet it appears that the supermarkets are missing opportunities to put their commitments into practice. They place the responsibility for sustainable food choices mainly on the public.