Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat? by Philip H. Howard
English | February 25th, 2016 | ASIN: B017EAUXQO, ISBN: 1472581121, 1472581113 | 216 pages | EPUB | 2.37 MB
Nearly every day brings news of another merger or acquisition involving the companies that control our food supply. Just how concentrated has this system become? At almost every key stage of the food system, four firms alone control 40% or more of the market, a level above which these companies have the power to drive up prices for consumers and reduce their rate of innovation. Researchers have identified additional problems resulting from these trends, including negative impacts on the environment, human health, and communities.