We’ve all grown up on farms.
They’ve been around since the 1800s.
But the average American farmer today has never seen a farm.
That’s because the U.S. agriculture industry is now run by just seven companies.
The farms that once existed are largely gone, along with the farmers and the workers who used to support them.
These companies are all controlled by a handful of mega-corporations: Apple, Kraft, Monsanto, Dow, Syngenta, and BASF.
Each of these companies own as much as 75 percent of all of the farmland in the U., making them a major player in the agricultural supply chain.
These mega-companies control everything from pesticide and seed companies to agronomy and farming practices.
They also control everything that goes into the food supply chain, from fertilizers to meat and dairy producers.
But despite the massive power these corporations wield, many people still don’t know that they are also the biggest, most influential corporations in our world.
And they control everything we eat, from our water and food to our health and our environment.
We’re now on the cusp of a new era of food sovereignty.
And it will take all of us to end the dominance of the mega-business and its corporate minions.
The biggest farm in America The biggest single agricultural company in the United States is the Monsanto Company, which owns a third of the U, as well as the majority of the land in the country.
This giant company has been making headlines for years with its anti-fracking campaign and for its efforts to push back against environmental regulations.
For instance, in 2011, Monsanto sued the state of California over a requirement that farmers spray all their crops with herbicide-resistant seeds.
The company argued that this requirement would force them to spray crops with pesticides that would be difficult to trace and would harm the environment.
The ruling was a blow to the farmers who have been working for years to protect their livelihoods from the growing threat of the genetically engineered seeds.
Monsanto also sued the city of San Diego over a rule that required the company to buy water from a city-owned aquifer that could be used to supply the city’s water supply.
The city sued Monsanto in court over the regulation.
This was a watershed moment in California politics, and it was also the start of a movement in the state that would eventually lead to Proposition 13, a law requiring the state to protect the environment and limit the use of fossil fuels.
This legislation passed in 2012, and the industry fought back, with lawsuits and protests that helped win victory in court.
Monsanto then lobbied Congress to repeal the law, and in 2014 the U and other countries adopted a similar ban on GMOs.
This has had a major impact on the food system in the states.
In California, the amount of food produced is down by 30 percent and the amount used to feed the state is down 80 percent since the introduction of the anti-GM laws.
In a 2016 report, Food & Water Watch, a group that works to protect our food supply, found that, “From 2013 to 2019, the total amount of feed lost to feed production in the US decreased by 33 percent, from $7.3 billion to $3.4 billion, due to the anti–GM legislation, and from $9.6 billion to just over $4.7 billion since the passage of the ‘RoundUp’ labeling rule in 2011.”
The loss of food from the agriculture sector has also had a profound impact on our environment and health.
According to a 2016 analysis by the Center for Food Safety, there are over 1.3 million toxic chemicals in the American food supply.
These chemicals can be found in everything from fertilisers to meat products and many are also found in the air we breathe.
According, the report, in 2016, the chemical used to manufacture the insecticide glyphosate, a key ingredient in Agent Orange, was found to be 100 times more toxic than the chemical in a pesticide commonly used to control malaria.
Monsanto has spent millions lobbying Congress and has even worked with the Trump administration to weaken or repeal environmental laws.
This is only one example of how the mega corporations control our food system, and their power will only grow in the years ahead.
A new generation of farmers We’ve seen this before.
When the farm bill was first passed in 1996, the average farmer had a smaller farm and a smaller land area than they do today.
But as farmers started to build bigger farms and get more money to invest in their land, the farm population jumped up.
According in a 2017 report by the Pew Research Center, in the last 10 years, the number of farm families grew by 50 percent, to almost 10 million.
But there were also huge drops in the number and size of farms overall.
By 2020, the Census Bureau found that the average size of a typical farm was smaller than the size of the city where