A handful of corporations control our food from farm to fork. Their unbridled power grants them increasing political influence over the rules that govern our food system and allows them to manipulate the marketplace – pushing down the prices paid to family farmers and driving them out of business.
For eaters, extreme consolidation leaves fewer choices in the grocery aisle and higher prices, while corporate-written policies are sparking growing food safety concerns and less transparency in the marketplace.
In sum, our corporate controlled food system damages rural communities, local economies, public health and the soil and water needed to sustain food production. Read on to learn more about the state of corporate control in food and farming and what we can do about it.