Name one thing you can do for the Food System – Michele Merkel

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The one thing that we have to do, which is not an easy lift, is break up the tiny cabal of businesses that now control almost every aspect of our food system. So whether you’re talking about potato chips, seeds, or meat – just a handful of companies now control every aspect of food production and processing, and so in order to change this dynamic, we’re really going to have to get together and engage in the political space and demand that our government do things like enforce anti-trust laws. And I think we’ve done a good job of moving from passive eaters to informed shoppers and now I think we need to jump into that political space to demand that these shifts in our food system take place so it’s a more just and healthy and sustainable one.

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  • About Michele Merkel

    Director, Food & Water Justice Food & Water Watch

    Food & Water Justice, the legal arm of Food & Water Watch, uses the court system to advocate for positive more.