FTC Allows Grocery Chains to Further Consolidate Power, Harming Farmers, Workers, and Consumers​

Posted Leah Douglas Leah Douglas, Mergers & Acquisitions, Miscellaneous, Newsletter, Retailers

Farmers, workers, and consumers alike may soon feel the effects of further consolidation in the already concentrated industry of grocery retail. On July 22, the Federal Trade Commission approved the latest in a long series of supermarket mergers, further concentrating control over U.S. food markets in the hands of a few giant corporations. Advocates say the deal will […]

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Food & Power Newsletter: Is an Organic Checkoff Supported By Farmers?

Posted Chris Wager Checkoff Programs, Leah Douglas, Newsletter, Organics

There’s a battle happening in organic farming, and it’s not about labeling or the setting of standards. In May, the Organic Trade Association submitted a revised proposal to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to impose a special tax on organic farming. Called a “checkoff,” this tax would apply to all organic farmers, handlers of organic […]

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