The pork industry is a prime example—an industry that in one generation (30 years) has become vertically integrated and controlled by a few corporations. Here’s how that effects family farms, consumers and our economy:
As much as corporate ag supporters would like us to believe that the industrialization of meat production is inevitable, more efficient and results in cheaper food, it simply isn’t true.
Missouri doesn’t market any more hogs than we did 30 years ago, but we do it with less independent producers, higher prices to consumers and more corporate concentration.
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