Food and Water Watch has some excellent new resources on supermarket shopping:
- Take the quiz on who owns what and how much (really? I didn’t know that).
- Take a look at the terrific graphics (here’s an example):
- Get the report: Grocery Goliaths: How Food Monopolies Impact Consumers.
Food & Water Watch found that the top companies controlled an average of 63.3 percent of the sales of 100 types of groceries (known as categories in industry jargon). In a third (32) of the grocery categories, four or fewer companies controlled at least 75 percent of the sales.
I will never think of “choice” the same way again.
Next public appearance
This is the rescheduling of the lecture I was supposed to give on October 10. The taxi driver went through red light at entrance to the Pulaski, was pulled over and found to be driving without a license. We never made it. The lecture is on food politics. It starts at 6:00. Free and open to the public. The Newark Museum is at 49 Washington Street. This time, I’ll take the PATH.