All the world’s largest product brands are owned by a handful of corporations. Food, cleaning products, media companies … everything is in the hands of these megacorporations.
The graphics below show how everything is connected
So if you’re looking stock up on anything, Mondelez, Coca – Cola, Nestle, PepsiCo, Mars, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Unilever PLC, have almost everything you would expect to buy.
To visually clarify this question, Oxfam International has created a comprehensive infographic that reveals a wide range of “Big 10” food and beverage companies. Incredible connections between brands that do not relate to a large extent show how easy it is to be wrongly informed about the US food system
For example, PepsiCo produces Quaker granola bars, while Nestlé makes bars of Kit Kat, and also frozen California Pizza Kitchen pies.. Want to feel even more misinformed? Pineapple fanta is not obtained directly from the mythical Islands Fanta, but canned next to the beer Barq’s root in the Coca-Cola factory
According to the Oxfam report, ‘the world’s largest food and beverage companies have a lot of power, but you have more. And because they are not using enough to help poor communities or for the good of the planet, you can use your money to change the way they do business.’.
If you’re looking to prevent ‘Big 10′ from taking over the world, try to buy at local farmers’ markets and avoid highly processed foods as well as soda. Your body will thank you in the long run anyway.
Image Source: Oxfam