NEW ‘TOO BIG TO FEED’ STUDY DOCUMENTS ASTRONOMICAL CORPORATE CONCENTRATION IN FOOD INDUSTRY

This detailed landmark study (http://www.ipes-food.org/…/Rep…/Concentration_FullReport.pdf) by the ‘International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems’ explores “the impacts of mega-mergers, consolidation and concentration of power in the agri-food sector.”
Thankfully, the report contains recommendations for what needs to be done to counter the march towards absolute corporate control of our food system.
As a taste, digest these statistics from the report:
*3 companies supply over 90% of the breeding stock for broilers, laying hens, turkeys and pigs.
*4 firms control 53% to 75% of all animal slaughter, depending on species.
*5 companies have more than half of the farm machinery market; and 3 mega-companies (Dow/DuPont, Bayer/Monsanto, Syngenta/ChemChina/Sinochem) will have over 70% of the agro-chemical industry. Jim