September 23, 2016
At almost every key stage of the food system, four firms alone control 40% or more of the market, with implications for negative impacts on the environment, human health, and communities. Phil’s book reveals the dominant corporations, and the extent of their control over markets. It also analyzes their strategies to reshape society in order to further increase their power, particularly in terms of their bearing upon the more vulnerable sections of society. Opposed by numerous efforts, from microbreweries to seed saving networks, Phil’s book explores how opposition has encouraged the most powerful firms to make small but positive changes.
Philip Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability, an affiliate of the Center for Regional Food Systems, and member of International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
Philip H. Howard MSU Department of Community Sustainability