North Carolina Craft Brewers Fight for Freedom from ABI-Controlled Distributors
China’s Smithfield Consolidates Supply Chain with Grain Elevator Acquisitions
Milk Monopolist Moves to Increase Power Over Dairy Farmers
Bayer’s Empty Promise: Jobs in Exchange for Approval to Take Over Monsanto
The Walmart of Organics? Whole Foods Moves to Centralized Purchasing
Secretary Vilsack’s Chicken Rules May Come Too Late to Help Farmers
Ranchers, Facing Record Low Prices, Confront Surge of Brazilian Imports
Independent Ranchers Take New Tack in Fight Against Pro-Big Beef Checkoff
Amazon Expands into Liquor Delivery and Retail in Ohio
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.