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How have we made giant food monopolies possible? One Food Studies student breaks it down:

How have we made giant food monopolies possible? One Food Studies student breaks it down:

Photo: Krystian Olszanski Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here . I'm in a food systems class this semester that is focused on the complex way that food moves from farm to plate (which in reality looks something more like from patented seed, to dirt treated with patented fertilizer, to harvesting by undocumented laborers, to processor, to manufacturer, to wholesaler, to a grocery store shelf with a paid stocking fee, to consumer, to plate). So far, our focus has been on consumer behavior, from the impact of food deserts to the ways that psychology and the economics of behavior effects food choice. (Did you know that putting out a bowl of multi-colored candy can increase consumption by well over 50 percent, compar...

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