Let them eat cake. Or let them eat cereal. Or let them drink craft beer. Or even let them good ol’ boys drink some whiskey and rye. Basically, let them go into any grocery store and just grab whatever they want. Chances are the revenue will be filtering back to a handful of mega food conglomerates that are cleaning up in every aisle. “A few powerful transnational companies dominate every link of the food supply chain: from seeds and fertilizers to slaughterhouses and supermarkets to cereals and beers. The size, power and profits of these mega companies have expanded thanks to political lobbying and weak regulation which enabled a wave of unchecked mergers and acquisitions. This matters because the size and influence of these mega-companies enables them to largely dictate what America’s 2 million farmers grow and how much they are paid, as well as what consumers eat and how much our groceries cost.” The Guardian: Revealed: the true extent of America’s food monopolies, and who pays the price.

+ “Just three firms dominate sales of 73% of the breakfast cereals we eat. 80% of dozens of everyday grocery items are supplied by just a handful of companies.” The illusion of choice: five stats that expose America’s food monopoly crisis. (To add insult to injury, the stats in this article made me stress eat.)