Over the past 40 years, ownership of the American food supply chain has become concentrated in the hands of a continuously shrinking number of giant multinational corporations. In a new report, the Open Markets Institute details the degree of consolidation in agriculture and its related industries, from seed and chemical inputs and farm equipment to meat processing to grocery sellers. In this episode, host Lisa Held talks to one of the report’s authors, Claire Kelloway, about the scope of consolidation, the consequences for farmers, farmworkers, and rural communities, and potential solutions.

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