Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Idaho’s Ag-gag Law
Restaurant Mergers, USDA Regulation Repeal, and the Year Ahead
After Latest Merger, Two Companies Control Majority of Wine and Spirits Distribution
Montana Senator Helps Chinese Giant Lock Up $200 Million of Cattle in Sweetheart Deal
ABI’s Venture Capital Fund Quietly Expanding the Mega-Brewer’s Reach
In Wisconsin, Farmers Fight Effort to Weaken Cooperatives; GIPSA Rules Killed by USDA
Big Beef Seeks to Expand its Tax on Oklahoma Ranchers
Broad Coalition Wins Key Fights Against Ag-Gag Laws
Farmers Warily Eye DuPont Purchase of Farm Software Leader
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.