An Overview of Concentration in the Food System

2/7/2003


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An Overview of Concentration in the Food System

The Food System is shaped like an hourglass.

Forces Impacting the Food System

Genes & Seeds

Concentration in Protein

Grains & Milling

Where does consumer get food?

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Cargill/Monsanto

ConAgra

Novartis/ADM

Others?

Vertical integration connects retailers back to the production and processing stages of the food system.

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The Rise of Global Retailers

Retailer Fees

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Whither Alternatives?

Reports can be found at:

Do we need US farmers?

Is food so unique it requires exceptional public policies?

Author: Mary Hendrickson

Email: hendricksonm@missouri.edu

Home Page: http://foodcircles.missouri.edu