Resources

General

Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction, Barry C. Lynn, 2010.

Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food, Frederick Kaufman, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012.

Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Farming in America, Wenonah Hauter, The New Press, 2012.

Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System, Raj Patel, Melville House, 2008.

Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?, Phil Howard, Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Infographics on consolidation in the food system, Phil Howard, Michigan State University.

The Economic Cost of Food Monopolies, Food & Water Watch, November 2012.

Who Will Control the Green Economy? ETC Group, November 2011.

 

Animal Agriculture

The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America’s Food Business, Christopher Leonard, Simon & Schuster, 2014.

The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of our Food, Ted Genoways, Harper, 2014.

How China Purchased a Prime Cut of America’s Pork Industry, Reveal News, Nathan Halverson, January 27, 2014.

The Ban on Packer Ownership and Feeding of Livestock: Legal and Economic Implications, John Connor, Peter C. Carstensen, Roger A. McEowen, and Neil E. Harl, Iowa State University, 2002.

 

Beer

A King of Beers? A Report by the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Initiative, New America Foundation, December 2012.

Global Beer: The Road to Monopoly, Bernard Ascher, The American Antitrust Institute, 2012.

 

Supermarkets, Grocery, & Retailers

 

Seeds

First the Seed: The Political Economy of Plant Biotechnology, Jack Kloppenburg, University of Wisconsin Press, 2005.

Putting the Cartel Before the Horse…and Farm, Seeds, Soil, Peasants, etc., ETC Group, September 2013.

Monsanto’s Seed Company Subsidiaries, Food & Water Watch, June 2014.

Monsanto’s Harvest of Fear, Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, Vanity Fair, May 2008.

Monsanto’s Scary New Scheme: Why Does it Really Want All This Data? Lina Khan, Salon, December 29, 2013.

 

Organics

Agrarian Dreams: The Paradox of Organic Farming in California, Julie Guthman, University of California Press, 2004.

Corporate Cooptation of Organic and Fair Trade Standards, Phil Howard and Daniel Jaffee, The Journal of Agriculture and Human Values, 2009.

 

Labor

Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook, Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2011.

The Hands that Feed Us: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers Along the Food Chain, Food Chain Workers Alliance, June 6, 2012.

Blood, Sweat, and Fear: Workers’ Rights in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants, Human Rights Watch, 2004.

The Chain Never Stops, Eric Schlosser, Mother Jones, July/August 2001.