Trust Joker Brand! – 10 companies control the food industry – Oxfam Graphic

1989's Joker says, "With Joker Brand I get a smile again and again."Joker for Joker Brand

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How many of these products contain cheap chemicals banned in other countries but still used in the US and developing markets to increase corporate profits?

Behind the Brands Illustration | Oxfam International | These 10 companies own hundreds of consumer brands.


By Anna Kramer
December 10, 2014

It sounds like a conspiracy theory, but it’s true: There really are 10 companies that control most of the food and drinks you’ll find in the grocery store. Between them, these giants—whose revenues add up to more than a billion dollars a day—own hundreds of common brands, from Cheerios to Ben & Jerry’s, Odwalla to Tropicana. (See the infographic above to learn more.)

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