Merging Seed Giants Tout “Innovation”, but Already Slashing R&D
With SABMiller Deal Complete, ABI Takes Aim at Craft Brewers
The Month in Review
As Dairy Prices Tumble, Farmers are Angered by Minimal USDA Support
FTC Allows Grocery Chains to Further Consolidate Power, Harming Farmers, Workers, and Consumers
Food & Power Newsletter: Big Food Turns to Congress to Overturn State GMO Labeling Laws
Food & Power Newsletter: Perdue Says It Plans to Treat Its Chickens Better. But Who Will Pay?
Food & Power Newsletter: Is an Organic Checkoff Supported By Farmers?
Food & Power Newsletter: The Fight for Family Farming in North Dakota
Consolidation in animal agriculture can harm the welfare of farmers, workers, animals, and eaters, and can damage the environment. Learn more about the structure of today’s beef, pork, chicken, egg, and dairy industries.
Grains & Produce
Giant corporations and funds increasingly control America’s grain and vegetable systems. Learn more about how commodities – and related consumer products, like beer – are grown, processed, and priced, and how speculation has warped commodity markets.
Just a few companies control what you buy at the grocery store and how much it costs. Learn how giant retailers like Walmart use tools like price discrimination to keep and grow their power, and how food processors have come to dictate their supply chains.
Ownership & Control
Corporations at home and abroad grow by buying their rivals, and increasingly, by grabbing control of vital information. Learn how mergers & acquisitions, foreign ownership, and big data are reshaping our food system.
Food Politics & Policy
Behind the growth of corporate power in our food system is a web of regulations and policies. Read up on how big corporations manipulate and shape food policy and politics issues, from organics to GMOs to checkoff tax programs.