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Foodopoly: How Big Food Dominates Supermarket Choices

Green Lifestyle  (tags: food, health, environment, disease, diet, nutrition, research, science, nutrition, environment, greenliving, Sustainabililty, sustainable, ecosystems, eco-friendly, conservation )

- 2338 days ago -
Our supermarket choices are being limited by the fact that just 20 companies produce most of the food eaten by Americans (yes, even organic brands).


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paul m (93)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:24 am


Tim C (2420)
Friday January 18, 2013, 9:11 am

Anne F (17)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:01 am
Figure out what is still local and organic and buy that!

Kristine H (75)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 3:27 pm
Noted, thank you. It is extremely a sad state of affairs when we as consumers have to be so concerned about our food. This article starts to point out some of the political difficulties we presently have that restricts the farmer in so many ways. I read Micheal Pollen's book "The Omnivores Dilema" which was my first exposure to this problem that has been exacerbated for years. I am certainly looking forward to reading "Foodopoly" as I am sure there are many more points to be learned.

Engele van Zyl (38)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 8:31 am
noted and shared

Ro H (0)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 11:27 am

Winn A (179)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 1:14 pm

M B (62)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 2:05 pm
this is horrific, a nightmare. One of their policies is to rather throw food away at the end of the day, instead of giving it to the poor. And don't forget : you are what you eat. They figure out what we consume, that's how it works, so they influence us with our "needs". I never thought it was by chance that so many people eat fast food (obesitas), it is a so called part of American culture = this is brain wash ! We should try do be responsible consumers; think twice before you buy it.

Dotti L (85)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 4:36 pm
I get so confused. Just absolutely hate going grocery shopping.

greenplanet e (155)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 5:18 pm
The choices in supermarkets are limited and frustrating.

Shirley B (5)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 9:14 pm
Most of my recipes call for ingredients I cannot find, All the ingredients seem to be "incorporated" for my convenience (ha ha) but not in the proportions I prefer. It took me 2 weeks to find navy beans. I agree with Dotti L. grocery shopping has become a nightmare.

Colleen L (3)
Monday January 21, 2013, 12:17 am
Sad to think that the food industry has gone that direction. These companies need to be for the people not their pocket books. Thanks Marty
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