the “future of food”… is what some broker decides is going to return the largest profit

An excellent documentary on the state of food, farmers, and seed companies in the USA:

“80% of our beef products now are being processed by just 4 companies. The vast majority of seed comes from 4 clusters of companies. In the last decade, that same concentration’s been taking place in the retail sector…in the next 10 years, all of the food in the retail level in the world will be controlled by 6 retail firms, one of which is Wal-Mart. Increasingly, we won’t have any choice in what’s on the shelves in supermarkets. What’s gonna be there is what some broker in a consolidated firm decides is going to return the largest profit.”

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