Food & Agriculture
Today, from meat to beer to seeds, the food industry is highly consolidated. The removal of a long-standing ownership structure, one that distributed profit and opportunity across America’s landscape, means that now, most land and most animals are now cared for by corporations, not by individuals.
Food & Power: Montana Senator Helps Chinese Giant Lock Up $200 Million of Cattle in Sweetheart Deal
November 16, 2017 | by Open Markets
Food & Power: ABI’s Venture Capital Fund Quietly Expanding the Mega-Brewer’s Reach
November 2, 2017 | by Open Markets
Here’s how monopolies are killing our democracy
October 24, 2017 | by Open Markets
Date Published: June 26, 2017An obscure legal loophole is often to blame. Continue Reading
Date Published: June 16, 2017The following statement can be attributed to Barry C. Lynn, Director of the Open Markets Program at New America: Amazon announced today that it wants to buy grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.7 billion in cash. If approved by regulators, the deal would worsen the already severe damage that Amazon is doing to America’s competitive, open […] Continue Reading
Date Published: June 1, 2017The American consumer enjoys more choices than ever before, or so it seems. A trip to the grocery store reveals aisle after aisle of varied products marketed under countless brand names to countless specifications. Big e-commerce sites like Amazon feature a still greater plethora of choices. Yet all is not what appears to be. Take […] Continue Reading
Date Published: May 23, 2016Bayer’s announcement that it intends to buy Monsanto, the world’s largest seed producer, shocked farmers and consumers alike. The deal could have a profound — and negative — effect. Seed prices could rise for farmers, consumers could see more genetically engineered foods on supermarket shelves, and our global agricultural system could end up depending on […] Continue Reading
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