I’m speaking with Fabio Parasecoli about his new book, Gastronativism: Food, Identity, Politics, at the Museum of the City of New York at a session chaired by Krishnendu Ray at 6:30 pm. Information is here and the ticketing link is here. This is a preview of the museum’s forthcoming exhibit, Food in New York: Bigger Than the Plate (opening September 16) and is co-presented by MOFAD (Museum of Food and Drink).
Food & Water Watch: Grocery Goliaths
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.