Years ago I would listen to this radio talk show host on my way home from work. His name was Irv Homer, a well-educated, self taught man that always impressed me with his knowledge and spirit of wanting to help the average guy. He always said, if you want to know the real truth about something, follow the money trail.
Follow these links from the Cornucopia Institute to see who owns who in the organics industry .
- Organic Industry Structure 2007
- Organic Industry Sturcture: 2002
- Organic Industry Private Label
- Organic Industry: Major Independents
The latest update of major corporate ownership and involvement in the organic food sector is now out. The charts above graphically focuse on the organic brands with ties to the top 25 food processors in North America. .
Dr. Phil Howard, an Assistant Professor at Michigan State, is responsible for the creation and updating of the organic food business chart. He teaches in the University’s Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies program.
Source: The Cornucopia Institute