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Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?

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  • The trend is for fewer but bigger firms increasing their power to control what we eat; four European firms control the global beer market; six firms control the global seed market; two firms control food distribution in the U.S.
  • Monopolies benefit corporations, not the public, reinforcing the company’s power and political clout. Many corporate executives even serve on federal advisory committees and global trade agreement working groups
  • Two-thirds of the farm commodities sold in the U.S. come from just 100,000 farms, and these middle-to-large-scale farms just keep getting bigger, in part by the way government subsidies are doled out

By Dr. Mercola

Most of us have little to no idea how behind-the-scenes forces control the food we buy, and the depth of the corruption involved. Philip Howard, Ph.D., author of "Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?," studies food system changes, with an emphasis on visualizing these trends.


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