The current food system is not future-proof. For decades, we have seen an increase in lifestyle-related diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease; global warming and the decline of biodiversity; growing income inequality and human rights violations; unethical treatment of animals on an industrial scale. The causes behind these trends are the one-sided focus on profit and growth among companies and the false idea that consumer demand determines supply in the market.
Questionmark conducts fact based research, educates specific target groups and works in partnerships to turn knowledge into concrete action.
Our work is always scientific, based on data and constructive. Our own initiatives are also pioneering, value-driven and independent.
Questionmark is independent and politically impartial. Questionmark decides independently how to apply its research methodology and which companies and products to include. This means that donors, partner organisations, public authorities and other interested parties have no influence whatsoever on our research and product scores. In addition, our public annual report presents all our sources of funding and details of our spending. Questionmark’s subsidiary QM intelligence has the exclusive right to use the Questionmark database. Questionmark is not a quality certificate and does not issue any such certification.
Questionmark has a statutory board. The board appoints the CEO and approves his/ her strategy for Questionmark, which is carried out by the team. Besides this, Questionmark has a scientific advisory board that advises on the research methodology and execution.