WTO Meeting Presents Opportunity to Challenge Corporate Control Over Food Supply

Author: Anthony Pahnke, Truthout
June 12, 2022

Associate Professor of International Relations Anthony Pahnke wrote an article about corporate control over the food supply in the U.S.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has made it painfully clear that our concentrated global food system is prone to breakdown and riddled with exploitation.

Look no further than to the fruit and vegetable farmers in Europe and the United States who destroyed perfectly good produce because corporate food processors lacked the resiliency to adapt to changing consumption demands. The 2.5 million farmworkers in the U.S., at the same time, risked their lives for poverty-level wages without personal protective equipment.

Meanwhile, just four corporations, globally, control 75 percent of the world’s grain trade and 60 percent of our seeds. In the U.S., four firms dominate 75 percent of the fertilizer supply and 85 percent of beef processing."

Read the entire article on Truthout.