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Agrifood Atlas – Facts and figures about the corporations that control what we eat27. Oct. 2017
Heinrich Böll Foundation, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Friends of the Earth
Place of Publication: Berlin
Date of Publication: October 2017
Number of Pages: 56
The list of the world’s largest 500 companies by turnover contains a huge number of firms engaged in agriculture and food. And the trend continues towards a further concentration of power.
A growing number of people are organizing themselves and are changing their buying habits to recreate diversity in the value chain. But that is not enough to end hunger and poverty or to protect the environment. The withdrawal of government from economic intervention is a major cause of the colossal environmental and climate damage and the global injustice that we see today. It is high time for a socially and politically oriented regulation of the agrifood industry. The Agrifood Atlas serves facts and shows why and how the road to a socio-ecologically oriented agricultural and nutritional industry must be taken.