Blending history, reporting, and a deep understanding of American farming and food production, Foodopoly is the shocking and revealing account of the business behind the meat, vegetables, grains and milk that most Americans eat every day, including some of our favorite and most respected organic and health-conscious brands.
Foodopoly pulls the curtain back from the little-understood but vital realm of agricultural policy, showing how it has been hijacked by lobbyists, driving out independent farmers and food processors in favor of the likes of Cargill, Tyson, Kraft and ConAgra.
The impacts ripple far and wide, from economic stagnation in rural communities at home to famines overseas. Solving this crisis will require a complete structural shift — a change that is about politics, not just personal choice.
Praise for Foodopoly:
“In compelling prose, Hauter breaks down why the concentration of corporate power over food matters — and what we can do about it. Foodopoly is a vital book — essential reading for anyone who wants safe food and clean water.”
Anna Lappé, founder of Food Mythbusters and author of Diet for a Hot Planet
“A shocking and powerful reminder of the distance between our image of the family farmer and the corporate agribusiness reality. Make sure you read it before dinner.”
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
“Food is life. Today, food and life are being hijacked by corporations — and our earth, our farmers, and our health are sacrificed for the sake of corporate profits. Foodopoly [is] a story we must hear in order to create food democracy and food freedom.”
Dr. Vandana Shiva, author of Stolen Harvest
“A meticulously researched tour de force… examines the pernicious effects of consolidation in every sector of the food industry.” Publishers Weekly
“A forceful argument about our dysfunctional food system.” Kirkus Review
For more information, visit foodopoly.org.