5 companies that control the world's food

Grocery store aisles are stocked with thousands of different brands, but many of them trace back to the same handful of corporate parents.

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Aug 19, 2014 9:01PM
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"The bigger you get the more companies you can buy, the more companies you buy the bigger you get and the more companies you can buy and get bigger so as to buy more companies.

  Time for a new Teddy Roosevelt to break up these oligarchies and restore balance and the entrepreneur spirit. To much power in the hands of a few, they control our information, Food, Fuel and Retail distribution. George Orwell 1984, here we come."


Too well said to let the nutcases thumb it to the bottom.

Aug 19, 2014 9:00PM
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Get your garden going... it takes time to cultivate food that actually fills you up and nourishes. 
Aug 20, 2014 7:29AM
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this article should also  read that the billionaires run the world . all government  are bought  all presidents  and  kings  and  queens  and high government offices  are bought and paid  for   by billionaires . we are told  we are  voting and vote in who we  we want . then in the same  words they  tell you  how  much  money  was spent to  get that person  elected  ????  the thing  the  government  and billionaires  have yet to  figure  out  is  that there are  more  of us  getting  smarter  ever day  and are  realizing  how  much we are being manipulated  by the  press  and  big  money i am hoping  in  nov  that we will show them that we are tired  of  there communist  ways . only time will tell  we get what we  vote for .  NOV  is going to be more important then  the  presidential  elect  in 2016 

Aug 28, 2014 4:51PM
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If they control the food supply, they  also control you.
Aug 20, 2014 6:11AM
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These 5 behemoths need to be reined in, just like the banks need to be reined in.
Aug 20, 2014 11:14AM
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Monsanto should be #1 on this list!
Aug 19, 2014 7:28PM
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Not to worry. The government is slowly sticking its hand into everything. Big Brother is gonna save and protect us all.

(for those who don't get it, the above is sarcasm)
Aug 28, 2014 4:53PM
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When I went to business school, monopolies were illegal. Guess times are changing.
Aug 19, 2014 7:16PM
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   The bigger you get the more companies you can buy, the more companies you buy the bigger you get and the more companies you can buy and get bigger so as to buy more companies.

  Time for a new Teddy Roosevelt to break up these oligarchies and restore balance and the entrepreneur spirit. To much power in the hands of a few, they control our information, Food, Fuel and Retail distribution. George Orwell 1984, here we come.

Aug 23, 2014 11:43AM
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Yep. Take a look at your cereal boxes these days, and you'll see product of Mexico on more of them. That spendy fish your ordering in the restaurant? Odds are it's a cheaper cut of something else. I think the sheer number of recalls for bad food in the last few years is can be attributed in part to some faceless Giant Corp cutting costs for that bottom line.
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and they don't give a **** about you or your families; so buy their stuff and just shut up.... they are only concerned with making the share holders richer......
Aug 28, 2014 5:53PM
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I had a boss 20 years ago who said, "Someday, 3 companies are going to own everything."  Too bad the US kowtows to big business instead of enforcing antitrust laws.  Rampant and avaricious business practices will never benefit more than just a few at the top - no matter what line the politicians feed us.
Aug 28, 2014 6:14PM
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Control the Food and Water, you control the World. God gave us Water for free, Workers laid the Pipes for Wages, the Greedy put Meters on it. 
Aug 28, 2014 6:26PM
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I worked for a company that was gobbled up by Nestlé SA in a hostile takeover.  Broke up the company and sold off what they did not want.  Nestle SA is a corporate predator.
Aug 23, 2014 9:37AM
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I don't buy packaged food products.  I make everything from scratch.  Looking at the picture accompanying the article, only the bananas would make it into my cart.  
Aug 28, 2014 4:39PM
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Now what was that about Socialists running the country?
Aug 28, 2014 6:18PM
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"PepsiCo also employed nearly a quarter of a million people worldwide at the end of 2013."

Employees: 274,000

Ummm, proof read, much?


Aug 28, 2014 6:39PM
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Those "Americans" who are fighting WITH ISIS in Iraq are traders to the their US roots. Their citizenship who be revoked and be put on trial.................Then have them exonerated from our shores forever.
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Knowing who controls our food actually  is a good thing . We the people can destroy them if we choose.
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