Articles and Reports

Ashwood, Loka and Phil Howard. 2023. “Sorting out ownership questions – the ultimately unclear beneficiaries of power in industrial agriculture.” Institutional Landscapes. February 18.

Strömberg, Amos and Phil Howard. 2023. “Recent changes in the global seed industry and digital agriculture industries.”

Howard, Phil. 2022. Concentration and power in the food system (cover story). The Natural Farmer. Winter.

Howard, Philip H. 2022. The politics of milk: examining claims about dairy in China. November.

Howard, Philip H. 2022. TABLE Letterbox Exchange: Depolarising the future of protein (with Garrett Broad). June.

Howard, Philip H. 2022. Fake meat won’t solve the climate crisis. Civil Eats. April 7.

Howard, Philip H. 2021. Wie Konzerne über unser Essen bestimmen. Welternährung. October. [English version].

Howard, Philip H. 2021. Giant meat and dairy companies are dominating the plant-based and cellular meat market [and other higher protein foods]. Civil Eats. September 22 (republished in German in Südlink – Das Nord-Süd Magazin von INKOTA, März 2022).

Howard, Philip H. 2021. ” ‘Protein’ industry convergence.”

Howard, Philip H. and Mary Hendrickson. 2021. Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans.” The Conversation. February 8 (republished in Houston Chronicle, Yahoo News, EcoWatch, Common Dreams, Route-Fifty, CT Post, Wilton Bulletin, Journal Courier, Intermountain Farm & Ranch, The Alton Telegraph, Milwaukee Independent and Civil Eats).

Howard, Philip H. 2020. “The food system: concentration and its impacts.”

Howard, Philip H. 2020. “The state of concentration in global food and agriculture industries.”

Howard, Philip H. 2020. “Organic processing industry structure 2020.”

Howard, Philip H. 2019. “Recent changes in the U.S. beer industry.”

Howard, Philip H. 2018. “Global seed industry changes since 2013.”

Howard, Philip H. 2017. “Craftwashing in the U.S. beer industry.”

Howard, Philip H. 2017. “Consolidation in global meat processing.”

Howard, Philip H. 2015. “Beer behemoths struggle to fend off craft brew craze.” The Conversation. September 29. (republished in Washington Post)

Howard, Phil. 2014. “Who owns organic brands? Maybe not who you think.” Edible Wasatch, Issue 15 (Winter), 49-51.

Howard, Phil, Terra Bogart, Alix Grabowski, Rebecca Mino, Nick Molen & Steve Schultze. 2012. “Concentration in the U.S. wine industry.”

Howard, Phil. 2012. “Who’s eating who in organic food?” Common Ground, Issue 249 (April), 12-13.

Jaffee, Daniel and Phil Howard. 2012. “Visualizing Fair Trade coffee.” For a Better World, Issue 4 (Spring), 8-9.

Howard, Phil and Ginger Ogilvie. 2011. “Concentration in the U.S. beer industry.”

Howard, Phil. 2010. “4 ways to regain control of your food.” Yes! Magazine, October 11.

Howard, Phil, Chris Duvall and Kirk Goldsberry. 2010. “The illusion of diversity: visualizing ownership in the soft drink industry.”

Spaniolo, Lia and Phil Howard. 2010. “Emerging eco-labels: researching perspectives of co-op member-owners.” Cooperative Grocer, May-June, 14-15.

Howard, Phil and Good Magazine. 2008. “Buying organic.” GOOD Magazine, March/April, 80-81.

Howard, Phil. 2007. “Who owns organic? From roots to suits.” PCC Sound Consumer, January. Puget Consumers Co-op.

Howard, Phil. 2005. “Making research relevant to communities: community-based research.” The Cultivar23(1), 5-6.Newsletter of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Howard, Phil. 2003. “Consolidation in food and agriculture: implications for farmers and consumers.” CCOF Magazine, 20(4), 2-6, Winter 2003-2004. Santa Cruz, CA: California Certified Organic Farmers (Reprinted in Well Being Journal, 13(2), 13-21, March/April 2004; The Natural Farmer, 2(68), 17-20, Spring 2006).

Howard, Phil. 2003. “The social context of genetic engineering.” The Cultivar, 21(1), 5-7. Newsletter of the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Howard, Phil. 2001. “The beginning of the end for genetically engineered food?” Tidepool, November 29 (Republished in Common Dreams, November 29, 2001).

Howard, Phil. 2000. “Farm organizing: Missouri Rural Crisis Center.” Z Magazine, January, 19-20.

Recent Presentations

“The Politics of Protein.” A Broken Livestock Sector: Mirages and Solutions. Sarah Weiner and Benoit Biteau, Members of European Parliament. April 2023.

“Data Visualization.” Agriculture of the Middle Research Network. April 2023.

“The Politics of Protein: Examining Claims About Livestock, Fish, ‘Alternative Proteins’ and Sustainability.” International Food Information Council, Food Technology Committee. March 2023.

“The Food System: Concentration and Its Impacts” (with Mary Hendrickson). University of Kentucky, The Food Connection. Lexington, KY. February 2023.

“Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?” The Sheffield Wheat Experiment. Sheffield, UK. February 2023.

“Consolidation in Agricultural Input Industries: Drivers and Impacts.” Iowa Farmers Union. February 2023.

“Impediments and Opportunities for Mid-Scale Players in Meat Value Chains.” Lexicon of Sustainability. November 2022.

“Concentration of Power in Modern Food Systems.” GRASP Festival. Roskilde, Denmark. October 2022.

“Concentration of Power in Modern Food Systems.” Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Alnarp, Sweden. October 2022.

“Challenging Livestock: Global Actions for Sustainable Food Systems.” Panelist at Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock Meeting. Dublin, Ireland. October 2022.

“Concentration of Power in Modern Food Systems.” Ohio State University. September 2022.

“Concentration of Power in Modern Food Systems.” University of Northern Iowa. September 2022.

“Who Owns Our Food?” Equal Exchange Citizen-Consumers Webinar. September 2022.

“Meat: What’s at Stake with Your Steak?” Future of Food and Farming Summit. Paris, France. September 2022.

“Does Intellectual Property Actually Hinder U.S. Competition?” Seed World Webinar. August 2022.

“Visualizing Barriers to Diversifying and Democratizing Grain Systems.” Keynote at UK Grain Lab, Nottingham, England. May 2022.

“The Convergence of Global ‘Protein’ Industries: Implications for Sustainability and Resilience.” Great Problems Great Minds Seminar Series. Illinois Institute of Technology, Department of Social Science. April 2022.

“The Politics of Protein: Examining Claims About Livestock, Fish, ‘Alternative Proteins’ and Sustainability.” European Coordination Via Campesina. January 2022.

Media Coverage

Print media:


Sara Manisera. “Lo scopo delle piante selvatiche non è nutrirci, ma diffondere i propri semi. Ma come fanno a farlo liberamente in un regime di oligopolio?” Slow News. April.

Chloe Li. “What is lab-grown meat – and what is it not?” Al Jazeera. March 29.

European Livestock Voice. “Is lab-grown meat better for the environment?” March 17.

Savannah Maher. “The Biden administration wants more competition in the seed industry.” Marketplace (NPR). March 7.

Pearly Neo. “Beyond the ‘obsession:’ are alternative proteins truly the best path to a sustainable food supply?” FoodNavigator Asia. February 20.

Greg Peterson. “Phil Howard on who controls what we eat?” The Urban Farm. February 3.

Beyond Pesticides. “Pesticide, seed and digital agriculture industry concentrates wealth and power, threatens health.” January 13.

Devinder Sharma. “The potential benefits and pitfalls of alternative meat.” Bizz Buzz. January 12.

Marion Nestle. “Weekend reading: the politics of protein.” Food Politics. January 6.

Susan C. Olmstead. “Countering the threat of global homogenization.” The Epoch Times. January 3.


Civil Eats editors. “Our best op-eds and commentary of 2022.” Civil Eats. December 29.

The Cornucopia Institute. “Where you shop matters: an excerpt from Concentration and Power in the Food System from Dr. Phil Howard.” The Cultivator. Winter.

Adam Bychawski. “Global food companies pay shareholders £15bn as millions face poverty. openDemocracy. November 28.

Alex Martin. “Is there a need for IP reform?” Seed World. November 22.

Alex Martin. “The history of IP and consolidation in the U.S.” Seed World. November 21.

Kenny Torrella.”The midterm culture war over plant-based meat.” Vox. November 18.

Matthew Yglesias. “We badly need better alternatives to conventional meat.” Slow Boring. October 25.

Mark Lowey. “Taste, money and power: growing Canada’s alternative proteins industry.” Research Money. October 12.

Seed World. “Does intellectual property actually hinder U.S. competition?” August 29.

Vicky Cann. “Exploiting the Ukraine crisis for Big Business. EU Observer. July 27.

Kelly Bronson. “The dangers of big data extend to farming. The Conversation. June 27.

Rachel Zegerius. “A conversation with Dr. Phil Howard.” The Cultivator. June 21.

Claire Potter. “Upper Valley Seed Savers work to keep the food system strong.” Valley News. June 4.

Ann Hui. “Fake meat was touted as the ‘future of food.’ Why did it fail to deliver?” The Globe and Mail. May 28.

Arthur Neslen. “Lab-grown meat firms say post-Brexit UK could be at forefront.” The Guardian. May 19.

Miguel Brown. “Big meat companies bought out smaller producers of fake meat.” Nature World News. May 12.

Matt Krupnick. “Big meat is gobbling up fake meat companies.” The Guardian. May 10.

Christine Sismondo. “The promise of faux meat may be overblown, but it’s nice to have options.” Toronto Star. May 9.

Marion Nestle. “Weekend reading: the politics of protein.” Food Politics. April 29.

Jennifer Mishler. “Cultivated meat gains ground in hyper-competitive industry.” Sentient Media. April 27.

Jack Thompson. “Fake meat ‘won’t save the planet,’ warns report.” Wicked Leeks. April 20.

Victoria Campisi. “Analysis: is the alt-protein movement overhyped?” The Food Institute. April 20.

Errol Schweizer. “Why alt-protein won’t save the planet.” Forbes. April 19.

Cory Allen Heidelberger. “Fake meat versus meat with eyes: both have environmental and economic impacts. Dakota Free Press. April 15.

Buxton, Amy. “Meat techno-fixes are not the solution to sustainable food systems, new IPES-Food report claims.” Green Queen. April 13.

Elizabeth Rhoads. “Is fake meat a false promise? New report exposes the politics of alternative proteins.” Food Tank. April 12.

Adrianne DeLuca. “IPES-Food study says fake meat won’t save the planet.” NOSH. April 11.

Inga de Jong. “IPES warns plant-based will not save the world in climate change fight.” Food Ingredients 1st. April 11.

Megan Poinski. “Food’s future is more complicated than the alternative protein debate makes it seem.” Food Dive. April 8.

Barry Murphy. “Fake meat will not save the planet – experts.” Irish Farmers Journal. April 8.

Daniela De Lorenzo. “Sustainable food experts raise concern over alt protein monopoly.” Forbes. April 7.

Hannah Binns. “Fake meat will not save the planet.” Farmers Guardian. April 7.

Natasha Foote. “Cultivated meat companies gear up for first EU approval applications.” Euractiv. April 7.

Katy Askew. “Is fake meat a food system fix? IPES-Food warns on the false dawn of the protein transition.” Food Navigator. April 7.

Rubina Freiberg. “Alternative proteins: report says fake meat will not save the planet.” Agriland. April 7.

Thin Wei Lin. “Alternative proteins will not save the planet, report warns.” AgFunder News. April 6.

Savannah Maher. “Rising wheat prices may not yield bounty for U.S. farmers.” Marketplace Morning Report: NPR. March 28.

Dave Dickey. “Breaking big meat monopoly isn’t for the faint of heart.” Investigate Midwest. March 2.

Lindsay Campbell. “Farmers struggle to keep up with the rising costs of fertilizer.” Modern Farmer. March 2.

Dan Looker. “Livestock producers battle shared monopolies and seek to improve returns.” Successful Farming. March 1.

Becky Chao. “Investing in research to inform a new paradigm.” Medium. February 23.

Laurent Belsie. “A beef with ‘bigs’: Why rethink of competition starts with meat industry.” Christian Science Monitor. February 18.

TABLE. “Phil Howard on corporate consolidation.” Feed: a food system podcast. February 17.

Alejandro Figueroa. “Small farmers see a silver lining as the pandemic affects Ohio’s meat industry.” WYSO. January 31.

Claire Kelloway. “U.S. food prices are up. Are the food corporations to blame for taking advantage?” Time. January 14.

Anthony Pahnke. “Helping small processors won’t work unless we break up big meat.” Civil Eats. January 13.

Errol Schweizer.  “Why food price inflation is not inevitable.” Forbes. January 4.


Ostendorf, Madelyn. “What is going on with fertilizer prices? Successful Farming. December 13.

The Fence Post. “Family farm advocates ask DOJ for fertilizer investigation. December 13.

Douglas, Leah. “Farmers ask US Justice Department to investigate fertilizer price spikes. Reuters. December 8.

Harrington, Samantha. “Can genetically engineered seeds prevent a climate-driven food crisis?” Yale Climate Connections. November 19.

Smit, Reinier R. “Intellectual property consolidation in the agriculture industry.” The National Law Review. November 17.

Nestle, Marion. “Weekend reading: Nature Food on cellular agriculture.” Food Politics. November 4.

Cultivated: The North American Organic Agriculture Quarterly. “Highlights from the IFOAM World Congress: an interview with Phil Howard.” Fall.

Brown, Corie. “Prepare yourself for an avalanche of fake meat.” Los Angeles Times. October 21.

Bustillo, Ximena. “Vilsack takes another shot at meat industry concentration.” Politico. October 4.

Rodenas, Ángeles. “La señora Zuny, guardiana de semillas y ‘tesoro humano vivo’ de Chile y del planeta.” El País – Planeto Futuro. October 2.

Nestle, Marion. “Meat alternatives: cell-based.” Food Politics. September 28.

McCrimmon, Ryan. “America’s meat supply is cheap and efficient. Covid-19 showed why that’s a problem.” Politico. September 23.

New Hope Network. “5@5: Agribusiness still dominates food.” September 23.

Bertaux, Mylène. “Lab-grown meats may not be the best alternative to traditional meats, says a report.” MSN. September 15.

Nestle, Marion. “Weekend reading: Break up Big Ag.” Food Politics. September 10.

Kevany, Sophie. “20 meat and dairy firms emit more greenhouse gas than Germany, Britain or France. The GuardianSeptember 7.

Skrypnek, Jackie. “Exercising your seed sovereignty for a better food system.” Alive. August 30.

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. “Livestock and poultry competition reform on the horizon.” August 27.

Kelloway, Claire. “Cargill, Continental Grain take over chicken leader Sanderson Farms for $4.5 billion.” Food & Power. August 19.

Earth.org. “The dangers of seed company mergers in a warming world.” August 6.

Rhoades, Hannibal. “Llafur Ni: the search for lost Welsh grains.” The Ecologist. August 4.

Held, Lisa. “Just a few companies control the meat industry. Can a new approach to monopolies level the playing field?” Civil Eats. July 14.

Hackett, Billy. “Farmers trapped in unsustainable cycle by biotechnology, seed consolidation.” National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. July 9.

Manson, Jim. “Owning it: Why are pharma and food giants so keen on buying up supplements companies?” Natural Newsdesk. July 6.

Breining, Greg. “At orchards and vineyards, birds are outperforming pesticides.” All About Birds. June 25.

Food Tank. “Family Farm Action Alliance report shows impacts of consolidation in the agrifood system. March 30.

Philpott, Tom. “President Biden’s trustbusters aren’t just experts on tech. They know about big ag.” Mother Jones. March 29.

Mok, Aaron. “The preservation of culture begins with a seed.” Sierra. February 27.

Kelloway, Claire. “How Biden can rein in the Big Meat monopoly.” Vox. February 24.

Pahnke, Anthony. “Antitrust legislation is essential to racial and economic justice in agriculture.” Truthout. February 14.

Hackett, Billy. “The time is ripe for competition and antitrust reform in agriculture.” National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. February 12.

Oates, Bryce. “Anti-corporate ag conversation moves to a friendlier venue: Yale University.” The Daily Yonder. January 15.

Korman, Philip. “Now is time for Massachusetts to invest more in regional food systems.” MassLive. January 3.


Genova, Alexandra. “Seed saving movement calls for seeds to be publicly owned.” The Guardian. December 28.

Oates, Bryce. “Old guard, old problems – will Biden administration challenge corporate grip on ag?” Daily Yonder. December 16.

Guebert, Alan. “Rural America still has a lion’s share of problems.” Farm and Food File. December 13.

Kelloway, Claire. “Tom Vilsack for agriculture secretary is everything that’s wrong with the Democratic Party.” The Intercept. December 11.

Cherfas, Jeremy. “Concentrate!” Eat This Newsletter. December 7.

Dumas, Carole Ryan. “Redistribution of power needed to improve food system, sociologists say.” Capital Press. December 3.

Nestle, Marion. “Concentration in the food business: too high, too risky.” Food Politics. December 2.

Dumas, Carole Ryan. “Report finds concentrated food system is fragile.” Capital Press. December 2.

Weingarten, Debbie. “How to fix a food system that’s not designed to feed people.” FutureProof. December 1.

Guebert, Alan. “Gambling on the future of food, rural America.” Farm and Food File. November 29.

Schmitt, Dawson. “Food system discussion wallows in vagueness rather than solutions.” AGDAILY. November 25.

Kelloway, Claire. “Consolidation creates dangerous and fragile food systems, report argues.” Food & Power. November 24.

Philpott, Tom. “Biden would be a fool not to break up huge food conglomerates.” Mother Jones. November 23.

Bloch, Sam. “Covid-19 made our food system more vulnerable. Turns out it also generated massive amounts of waste.” The Counter. November 20.

The Hagstrom Report. “Report released on food system concentration and its impact.” Tri-State Livestock News. November 20.

Fatka, Jacqui. “Report: ag concentration negatively affecting food supply chain.” Feedstuffs. November 19.

Insider NJ. “Family Farm Action Alliance releases pivotal agricultural consolidation report in partnership with Open Markets Institute.” November 19.

Atchison, Nicole. “The food industry is not recognized for sustainability. How can we fix that?” Food Dive. November 9.

Earley, Katharine. “Transforming our food systems is the only way to nourish the world.” Independent Science News. October 15.

PRNewswire. “A decade on: A critical new book by UN’s World Agriculture Report (IAASTD) members calls for an accelerated transformation of our food systems.” September 24.

Curry, Lynne. “Extreme wildfires in western Oregon threaten valuable seed supplies.” The Counter. September 22.

Hubbard, Kristina “Kiki”and Cathleen McCluskey. “How patents threaten small seed companies.” Civil Eats. September 11.

Sparling, Nina. “Rural California ranchers deal with uncertainty as meatpacking plants struggle with COVID-19.” CapRadio. August 11.

Schafer, Sara. “A look behind the seed scene.” Farm Journal. July 29.

IPES-Food. ‘One CGIAR’ with two tiers of influence. Inter Press Service. July 22.

McGinty, Jo Craven. “Plan to save world’s crops lives in Norwegian bunker.” The Wall Street Journal. May 29.

Jasper, Clint. “The U.S. meat industry has been crippled by COVID-19, but that’s unlikely to happen here.” Australian Broadcasting Corporation. May 5.

James, Katie. “Senators ask FTC to open antitrust investigation into packers.” Drovers. April 29.

The Union. “Seed swap free to the public this Saturday. February 28.


Curry, Helen Anne. “How gardeners are reclaiming agriculture from industry, one seed at a time.” The Conversation. December 18.

Mesenbring, David. “What does a fair trade logo actually mean?” The Christian Century. December 5.

Nierenberg, Amelia. “Serving up West Virginia history, not all of it sweet.” The New York Times. December 3.

Wozniacka, Gosia. “A new bill could help protect the sacred seeds of indigenous people.” Civil Eats. October 9.

Willer, Helga. “First European conference on crop diversification brings together more than 200 participants.” Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. September 30.

BioKultur. “Inspirationen aus Budapest von der European conference on crop diversification.” September 21.

Reynoso, Valerie. “The rising monopoly of Monsanto-Bayer.” CounterPunch. September 20.

Tepper, Jonathan. “Big Beer’s illusory appeal.” The American Conservative. September 13.

Benson, Vivienne. “IDS Bulletin asks whose power matters when it comes to food?” Institute of Development Studies. September 2.

Kanaval, Stephen L. “How long until big agriculture takes over cannabis?” Equities News. August 28.

Bittman, Mark. “Iowa crops look like food–but no one’s eating.” Medium. July 11.

Gullickson, Gil. “What farmers can expect from the latest round of seed company mergers.” Successful Farming. June 27.

Barber, Dan. “Save our food. Free the seed.” The New York Times. June 7.

Jetter, Brandon. “Agricultural giants are monopolizing your food supply.” The California Aggie. May 21.

Hansen, Haley. “What’s craft beer worth to the state of Michigan?” Lansing State Journal. May 15.

White, Russ. “Craft beer industry helping to power Michigan’s economy.” WKAR. May 14.

Craft Brewing Business. “MSU study of craft beer value chain shows $1 billion of economic impact in Michigan.” May 9.

Cameron, Layne & Trey Malone. “What’s on tap? Michigan’s economy.” MSU Today. May 7.

Willingham, Zoe and Andy Green. “A fair deal for farmers.” Center for American Progress. May 7.

Weidner, Marion. “Open-source seeds keep big ag out of home gardens.” Asparagus Magazine. April 23.

Moon, Emily. “PepsiCo tells farmers: ‘join us or grow other potatoes.’” Pacific Standard. April 26.

Team Warren. “Leveling the playing field for America’s family farmers.” Medium. March 27.

Henderson, Elizabeth. “Organic farms are under attack from agribusiness, weakened standards.” Truthout. March 17.

Painter, Kristin Leigh. “Food corporations hunt organic, natural startups.” StarTribune. March 16.

Mekes, Jan Jacob. “Consolidation in the seed industry – a danger to growers?” HortiDaily. February 27.

Olmstead, Gracy. “Seeding control to big ag.” The American Conservative. February 27.

Greenberg, Jon. “Warren: U.S. rubber-stamped deal; Bayer-Monsanto now controls 25% market share. Politifact. February 14.

Mercola, Joseph. “Four seed companies control majority of global market.” Mercola. January 29.

Hegert, Natalie. “A South Plains studio visit with J Eric Simpson.” Glasstire. January 28.

Andersen, Regine. “Community seed banks: hubs for growing genetic diversity.” Fridtjof Nansen Institute. January 21.

Dongo, Dario. “Sementi, i 4 padroni del mondo.” Great Italian Food Trade. January 14.

Hubbard, Kristina. “The sobering details behind the latest seed monopoly chart.” Civil Eats. January 11.

The Cornucopia Institute. “Who controls seed.” The Cultivator. January 5.

Hynson, Janie & Tyler Whitney. “As new Congress takes office, it’s time to hit the pause button on big ag mergers.” Civil Eats. January 4.


Colley, Micaela. “Building bridges with European seed communities.” Seed Broadcast. December 20.

Iowa State University, Department of Sociology. “Dr. Phil Howard presents for 2018 George M. Beal Distinguished Lectureship in Rural Sociology.” November 6.

Medore, Yadim. “When brands collide: dietary supplements in the new M&A universe.” Pure Branding. October 17.

Miller, Nicole. “Craft cider’s comeback.” Grow: Wisconsin’s Magazine for the Life Sciences. October 17.

Doric, Lila. “Michigan State professor discusses the expansion of the global meat industry.” Iowa State Daily. October 10.

Liu, Yanchun (Roxanne). “Opinions differ on how merged Bayer-Monsanto affects some seed businesses.” Medill Reports. August 6.

Mertz, Leslie. “What makes a ‘cultural’ orchardist?” Good Fruit Grower. July 5.

Cherfas, Jeremy. “Food safety and industry concentration.” Eat This Podcast. May 14.

Cherfas, Jeremy. “Who owns whom in the food industry.” Eat This Podcast. April 30.

Lindell, Catherine. “American kestrel nesting boxes keep falcons productive partners for U.S. fruit farmers. The Engaged Scholar E-Newsletter (Michigan State University). April.

Kelley, Riley. “AFFEW plans events for Earth Day 2018.” Ludington Daily News. March 30.

Cherfas, Jeremy. “Crafty beer marketing.” Eat This Podcast. March 23.

McGlashen, Andy. “Protecting crops with predators instead of poisons.” Environmental Health News. March 15.

Doan, Pamela. “Roots and shoots: plant breeding at home.” The Highlands Current. March 14.

Bohlen, Bethany. “Learn how birds of prey are benefiting Michigan fruit growers.” MSU Extension. March 14.

Murray, Nick. “Agriculture wars.” Viewpoint Magazine. March 12.

Cameron, Layne & Catherine Lindell. “Nature can reduce pesticide use, environment impact.” MSU Today. March 1.

Dybas, Cheryl & Layne Cameron. “American kestrels, most common predatory birds in U.S., can reduce need for pesticide use.” National Science Foundation News. March 1.

Herz, Julia. “Craftwashing is happening in American beer.” CraftBeer.com. February 28.

Philpott, Tom. “Don’t look, but a couple of mega-companies are about to take over your food supply.” Mother Jones. January 31.


Wong, Venessa. “How 2017 spelled the end of the hippie food era.” BuzzFeed News. December 29.

Howard, Jacqueline. “How heritage turkeys are changing Thanksgiving.” CNN. November 23.

Thomas, Daniel. “The man who built a drinks empire…twice.” BBC News. October 2.

Smith, Leah and Jessie Smith. “An interview with Philip H. Howard – Part II.” Michigan Organic Connections. September.

O’Neill, Eilis “Who owns the seeds bought by farmers and gardeners?” Marketplace. August 14.

Mercola, Joseph. “Concentration and power in the food system: who controls what we eat?” Mercola. July 30.

Dau, James. “Feathered friends: how the American kestrel and fruit growers are helping one another.” MSU Food. July; Futures. Spring/Summer.

Gupta, Shannon. “These companies want to help you discover (and afford) craft wine. CNN Money. July 13.

Swerdloff, Alex. “This documentary wants to teach people about GMOs, but experts call it propaganda.” Vice/Munchies. June 30.

Dewey, Caitlin. “The big consequence of the Amazon-Whole Foods deal no one’s talking about.” Washington Post. June 30.

Swerdloff, Alex. “Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods could have massive implications for our food system.” Vice/Munchies. June 16.

Thomas, Daniel. “Retaining some cool and cachet after selling up.” BBC News. June 1

Smith, Leah and Jessie Smith. “An interview with Philip H. Howard – Part I.” Michigan Organic Connections. May.

Roysdon, Keith. “Will Kroger fill the Marsh void?” Muncie Star Press. May 10.

“A consolidated market.” Euroscientist. April 12.

Ferris, David. “Budweiser parent sets crazy-ambitious renewables goal. E&E News. March 30.

Smolski, Andrew. “Capital’s hunger in abundance.” Jacobin. March 29.

Webster, Sandy Todd. “Big food keeps growing.” IDEA Fitness Journal. March 16.

Smith, Leah and Jessie Smith. “Book review: Concentration and Power in the Food System.” Michigan Organic Connections. February.

Mortensen, Eric. “Organic farming finds itself at crossroads.” Western Producer. February 17.

Pilger, Gerald. “Giving our business to India.” CountryGuide. February 2.

Cernansky, Rachel. “Who controls what we eat?” New Hope Network. January 17.


Dewey, Caitlin. “The real reason grocery stores are running out of whipped cream this Christmas.” Washington Post. December 21.

Tola, Elisabetta, Marco Boscolo, and Michelle Nel. “A consolidated market.” SEEDcontrol. December.

Maisashvili, Aleksandre, Henry Bryant, J. Marc Raulston, George Knapek, Joe Outlaw, and James Richardson. “Seed prices, proposed mergers and acquisitions among biotech firms.” Choices. Quarter 4.

Holly, Robert. “Weeding out competition: farmers left paying steep prices as seed firms merge. Investigate Midwest. October 27.

Mayer, Amy and Luke Runyon. “Why you should care about ‘big ag’ companies getting bigger. Harvest Public Media. October 26.

Mayer, Amy and Luke Runyon. “Eat or be eaten: how big ag came to be. Iowa Public Radio. October 26.

Gregston, Brent. “Big ag’s wild game of monopoly endangers food diversity.” Who.What.Why. October 26.

Lelieveldt, Herman. “Concentration of power in the food system is good. They say.” Follow the Money. October 25.

Douglas, Leah. “Merging seed giants tout ‘innovation’ but already slashing R&D.” Food and Power. September 29.

Chott, Sam. “Food and power explains influence of large food companies.” TU Collegian. September 26.

Fassler, Joe. “The Bayer/Monsanto merger: a roundup.” The New Food Economy. September 16.

Danovich, Tove. “Bayer’s plan to buy Monsanto means fresh headache for farmers.” Takepart, September 15.

Plumer, Brad. “Why Bayer wants to buy Monsanto – and create an agricultural supergiant. Vox. September 14.

Mayer, Amy. “Monsanto-Bayer deal could increase prices for US farmers. Iowa Public Radio. September 14.

Douglas, Leah. “Made from concentrate” (book review). Washington Monthly. September/October.

Starkman, Naomi. “Can small food brands scale up without selling out?” Civil Eats. August 19.

Fantle, Will. “How a proposed $10 billion dairy industry merger will impact your glass of milk.” Alternet. August 18.

Chiappetta, Kathleen. “Book review: Concentration and Power in the Food System.” LSE Review of Books. August 1.

Walters, Chris. “Interview: Philip H. Howard.” Acres USA. August, pp. 54-64.

Clinton, Patrick. “What the beer aisle tells us about who really controls the food system.” The New Food Economy. July 1.

Douglas, Leah. “A closer look at the Bayer-Monsanto merger and the seed licensing ‘cartel’” Food and Power. May 25.

Lappe, Frances Moore. “Big ag is the biggest obstacle to food security: here’s what can turn it around.” Alternet. May 23.

Philpott, Tom. “Your favorite artisanal brand is probably owned by a huge company.” Mother Jones, May 21.

Lempert, Phil. “Will Kellogg’s attempt to support organic farming confuse shoppers even more?” Fortune. May 17.

Douglas, Leah. “Consolidation and mergers are eating our farm and food economy.” Pacific Standard, May 10.

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