The Sad Future of the American Food Industry

And if this wasn’t bad enough….this morning I get a tweet from FrugalDad with a link to an infographic he created about the consolidation of America’s food supply.

And suddenly, my good mood went straight down the crapper.

Because when I see the size and wealth of these companies, I realize that there is no way any government (federal, state or municipal) will ever stand up and make legislative changes that put America’s health in front of corporate profits.

It’s never going to happen.


Conglomerate American Food Infographic


Douglas Robb

Doug Robb is a personal trainer, a fitness blogger and author, a competitive athlete, and a student of nutrition and exercise science. He's also the co-founder of the Hive Health Media. Since 2008, Doug has expanded his impact by bringing his real-world experience online via the health & fitness blog – Health Habits.

One thought on “The Sad Future of the American Food Industry

  • November 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Doug, I’m actually an optimist about the future of food. True, as a mathematical relationship a small portion of companies control lots of the supply, but I think the Flynn effect and the internet allow for a greater opportunity for food businesses and consumers to eat healthily. I think food will undergo the “arc of decentralization” in the same way music and media have….just give it time. And let me get to work :)


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