Visual Confirmation That 10 Companies Own Pretty Much the Entire Food Supply
A French blog, Convergence Alimentaire, has assembled a road map of the 10 largest multinational brands that run a racket on supermarket shelves. From the Convergence Alimentaire website (after a quick drive through Google translate):
Hundreds of brands that we find on the supermarket shelves give the impression that our money goes to many different companies. But that's not the case: a large majority of these brands are owned by a handful of companies. The following chart provides an overview of where our money actually goes.
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It's not completely updated with recent purchases, and it's really just the tip of one endcap, but it's interesting nonetheless.
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