The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 31st July 2017


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  1. ‘Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?’

    “The trend is for fewer but bigger firms increasing their power to control what we eat; four European firms control the global beer market; six firms control the global seed market; two firms control food distribution in the U.S.

    “Monopolies benefit corporations, not the public, reinforcing the company’s power and political clout. Many corporate executives even serve on federal advisory committees and global trade agreement working groups

    “Two-thirds of the farm commodities sold in the U.S. come from just 100,000 farms, and these middle-to-large-scale farms just keep getting bigger, in part by the way government subsidies are doled out

    “Most of us have little to no idea how behind-the-scenes forces control the food we buy, and the depth of the corruption involved.

    Philip Howard, Ph.D., author of “Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?,” studies food system changes, with an emphasis on visualizing these trends.

    “My motivation [for writing the book] was to uncover what’s going on, to help people understand who owns what and all the strategies these dominant firms use to further increase their power,” he says.

    His work has been featured by many prominent media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He’s an associate professor in the department of community sustainability at Michigan State University and holds a Ph.D. in rural sociology….

  2. …they did put corbyn behind in the polls too – and the media ran him into the ground… Sure he didn’t win the election – but he DID WIN…
    Time will tell.

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