Only a few companies control most of the food we eat. In this example, we look at the outsized effect the Silk brand has had on the organic soy industry.
The Silk story is one of several examples FWW has singled out to talk about the way a few big companies now control a great deal of our food. According to a 2007 study [PDF] from the University of Missouri, the four largest companies controlled 82 percent of the beef packing industry, 85 percent of soybean processing, 63 percent of pork packing, and 53 percent of broiler chicken processing.... http://grist.org/food/smooth-as-silk-how-big-brands-milk-small-farmers-for-all-theyre-worth/
November 2, 2012 - Food & Water Watch: New Report
Farmers Pay the Price for Consolidation in Organic Food Industry | Food & Water Watch http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/pressreleases/farmers-pay-the-price-for-consolidation-in-organic-food-industry/
BUYING UP THE OPPOSITION: Giant agri-food corporations are gobbling up most of the nation’s $30 BILLION yearly organic food industry http://sco.lt/8ir2IL