retail red meat© Tim Scrivener
Last time I checked US agriculture, I discovered that over 50% of its poultry industry was under the control of just four conglomerates; 60% of its pig industry was also controlled by four corporations (some of which were also involved with poultry); and 80% of its beef was sold to – you’ve guessed it – four massive processors, some of whose tentacles spread across all sectors. It’s called vertical integration and in essence it makes the farmers who feed the […]