The illusion of choice: five stats that expose America’s food monopoly crisis

The illusion of choice: five stats that expose America’s food monopoly crisis

Here are some key findings of the investigation the Guardian published this week into America’s monopolized food system

When you walk into a US grocery store the shelves seem to be teeming with choice, with countless brands appearing to offer every type of food and drink.

But a joint investigation published this week by the Guardian and Food and Water Watch showed how this choice is largely an illusion. In fact, a handful of mega firms dominate every link of the food supply chain: from seeds and fertilizers to slaughterhouses and supermarkets to cereals and beers.

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