Big Food controls almost everything that we need for survival: food, water, clothing.
What this article doesn’t tell you, is that this is just on the final consumption end.
Big Food also controls the actual production (seeds, animal husbandry, fertilizers) for the entire nation as well–have you seen Food, Inc.?
Why the concern?
Food supply monopolies help to lower prices–at least in the short-term.
But what about food conglomerates need to satisfy shareholders and the stock market–the bottom line, and their need to supply quality foods?
Well, according to Gizmodo, it seems that high fructose corn syrup has some potentially nasty compounds in it: “like mercury and other chemical compounds.”
For the full article “10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy” click here.
Of course, food quality is not the only concern.
If 10 corporations control the national food supply, how do they sway politics?
Have these corporations ‘persuaded’ Congress or other representatives to pass laws that are beneficial to the corporations, but not necessarily to the consumer?
The U.S. even allows substances that are banned all over the world into our food supply–read about it here.
So what can you do?
One solution is to purchase produce and meat from local suppliers, as noted in a previous post–“Support Your Local Farm and Producers Community!”
Another solution is to become a producer yourself–you may wish to review your state’s cottage food industry laws first–find it here.