Giant food corporations are controlling US-food supply
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The giant multibillion dollar agribusinesses are destroying the local and organic farms in America and replacing a huge portion of our food supply with factory farms that are based outside this country, explains an article by Seattle Organic Restaurants.
Most of the small traditional American farms are now destroyed by consolidation of larger land holders and the US government supports these predatorial corporations by allowing them to have monopolies and crush all the other competitors. One of these giant corporations that control most of our food supply happens to be Monsanto. Monsanto has been suing many organic farmers and local food producers and forcing them to purchase Monsanto’s Franken seeds every year, says the author.
According to offgridsurvival.com, four major biotech and chemical companies are now in charge of 80% of cows, 60% of pigs and 50% of chickens processed in US. Even many organic companies have been pushed out of business and in fact, corporations like ConAgra, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Kellogg, Kraft and M&M Mars own most of the US organic industry.
Cheap foods and goods are directly shipped from China to US and according to offgridsurvival.com: “90 percent of America’s vitamin C supplements, 70% of U.S apple juice, and 78% of the tilapia consumed in this country comes directly from China”.
Due to corruption in governmental regulatory agencies like FDA and USDA (controlled and run by biotech companies like Monsanto and DuPont, only 1% to 2% of foods that contain high levels of chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics and heavy metals imported from China go through proper inspection. That’s why foods like rice and honey has high levels of contaminants in them.
100 million people visit Wal-Mart every single week
As a matter of fact, Wal-Mart has crushed thousands of small businesses and food manufacturers in US and destroyed tens and thousands of jobs in order to maximize the profit by importing cheap foods and goods from China. Thanks for America’s love for cheap goods and services, Wal-Mart now sells five times more stuff than any other retail store in US. A big portion of goods sold in Wal-Mart are not made in US and that has cost US economy, countless number of jobs and removed fair competitive environment.
The ruthless policies and monopoly of Wal-Mart have made Wal-Mart too big to fail. In fact, Michael Moore in his documentary called “Capitalism the love story” reveals how companies like Wal-Mart use dead peasant life insurance policies to even benefit from the death of their employees. According to theeconomiccollapseblog.com, here are some more facts about Wal-Mart.
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