The big companies behind organic food brands

When you walk down the aisles of the grocery store, there are probably shelves of organic foods with branding that looks small, local, and healthy. It’s almost like you’re buying products direct from the farmer. But probably not. The Washington Post highlights the ownership, based on work by Phil Howard, who has looked at similar ownership networks with beer, wine, and soda in years past.

See also Howard’s original network graphic that focuses more on the organic food industry’s structure.

Organic industry structure

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