French supermarket chains fail Climate Action study

The food chain in France, from production to plate, is officially estimated to account for around 22% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, while supermarkets are estimated to account for about 70% of all food purchases. Réseau Climat Action (RCA), the French branch of the Climate Action Network, the umbrella group for hundreds of environmental protection NGOs, has completed a study of the practices of the major supermarket chains with regard to their contribution to gas emissions, and efforts to reduce them, and this month published its damning findings. Jade Bourgery reports.

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The food chain in France, from the production process all the way through to it landing on plates for consumption, is officially estimated to produce around 22% of the country’s greenhouse emissions, in third place behind transport and housing.

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