Outreach

Articles

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; 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.

Media Coverage

Print media:

2017

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.


2016

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.

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.

Holloway, Samuel S., Mark R. Heckler, Rhett Andrew Brymer. “Can you imagine a world without Budweiser? We can.” The Conversation, May 4.

Jayne, Ashley. “New book by MSU professor aims to bring awareness to food monopolies.” Taste Buds, May 4.

Lempert, Phil. “Does ‘big food’ worry you? Just wait.” SupermarketGuru, April 29.

Carini, Frank. “Peeling back the label: the bitter truth about food.” ecoRI News, April 25.

Corvine, Emily. “Starvin’ in the USA.” The Spread. April 19.

Soergel, Andrew. “In behemoth world of beer, microbreweries are crafting the future.” U.S. News & World Report, April 7.

Kastel, Mark. “USDA secrecy and corporate agribusiness: why should organics be different.” In These Times. April 4.

Sirrine, Rob. “What exactly is craft beer?” MSU Extension, March 22.

Cameron, Layne. “New book reveals that food monopolies are everywhere.” MSU Today, March 10.

Rockett, Caitlin. “Decision time…again.” Boulder Weekly, February 25.

Danovich, Tove. “China is making a major play for American farms and farmland.” Takepart, February 22.

Wells, Jeff. “12 natural and organic food brands owned by big food.” mental floss. January 13.

Kim, Anne. “Lettuce pray: a consolidated food industry brings you salad and chicken nuggets cheaper—and spreads deadly food-borne pathogens farther.” Washington Monthly. January/February, pp. 7-12.


2015

Smith, Pam. “Seeds of consolidation.” The Progressive Farmer. December 11.

Osowski, Val. “MSU is looking to protect orchards – with falcons.” MSU Today. November 16.

“NSF grant advances research on how predators help crops in fruit-growing areas.” Michigan State University. November 5.

Charles, Dan. “If big food buys your favorite ‘natural’ food brand, will you trust it?” National Public Radio. October 12.

Montenegro, Maywa. “The complex nature of GMOs calls for a new conversation.” Ensia. October 7.

National Science Foundation. “NSF awards $20.4 million for research on how humans, environment interact.” September 11.

Shaker, Deena. “Monsanto’s super-broccoli shouldn’t scare you, but its plans for global vegetable domination might.” Quartz. August 28.

Runyon, Luke. “Monsanto, world’s largest seed company, sets off a corporate ‘feeding frenzy.’” Harvest Public Media. August 3.

Organics deals (cover story). ShopSmart. September, pp. 16-24.

Eisen, Marc. “Organic Valley at the crossroads.” The Progressive. July/August.

Philpott, Tom. “Bacon is about to get more expensive.” Mother Jones. July 8.

Landrigan, Marissa. “Breaking vegetarian: making big change.” Paste Magazine. June 11.

Dainer, Jen. “No replant.” The Undercurrent. June 3.

Peters, Adele. “These are the giant corporations that own your favorite organic, mom-and-pop brands. Fast Company. June 2.

Pomranz, Mike. “Who actually owns your favorite organic brands.” FWx. May 19.

Allan, Patrick. “See what companies are really behind your favorite organic food brands.” Lifehacker. May 16.

Yau, Nathan. “The big companies behind organic food brands.” FlowingData. May 12.

Whoriskey, Peter. “Your favorite organic brand is actually owned by a multinational food company.” Washington Post. May 6 (graphic).

Robinson, Claire. “The GM crops debate.” The Independent. March 27.

Cosentino, Lawrence. “Turning the soil.” City Pulse. March 11.

2014

Leonard, Christopher. “Another high cost of factory-farmed meat: the death of small towns.” Mother Earth News. December/January.

Roach, Margaret. “Sourcing truly high-quality garden seeds.” Mother Earth News. December/January.

Danovich, Tove. “One chart reveals something troubling about who really makes your organic food.” Mic. November 18.

Hutchison, Patrick. “Seattle’s seed-savers buck against big ag, promote diversity.” Seattle Weekly. November 11.

Sibaja, Adriana. “9 hidden facts the food industry doesn’t want you to know. Livestrong. October 10.

The New York Times, “Monopolizing beer.” October 7.

Haspel, Tamar. “Unearthed: are patents the problem? Washington Post. September 29.

Herrnstadt, Zachary. “Consolidation of seed industry bad for farmers. La Crosse Tribune. September 17.

Makhaya, Trudi. “Anheuser-Busch oblivious to Africa?” eNCA. September 17.

Baer, Drake. “19 ‘local and natural’ brands that are owned by giant corporations. Business Insider. August 28.

Schafer, Sara. “Battle for bags.” Farm Journal. July 26.

Molla, Rani. “Who owns what in organic packaged foods.” The Wall Street Journal. July 25.

Leon, Clarissa A. “The corporate takeover of ‘all natural’ food.” Alternet. July 21.

Nader, Ralph. “The food safety movement grows tall.” Counterpunch. June 24.

Gupta, Arun. “How Walmart threatens organic food.” In These Times. June 23.

Greiff, James. “Buy organic, help big food.” Bloomberg. June 13.

Molla, Rani. “5 things to know about the state of GMOs.” The Wall Street Journal. May 5.

Mitchell, Dan. “Walmarting organics: who wins?” Civil Eats. April 17.

Velasco, Schuyler. “Walmart wants to sell cheaper organic food. Is that good or bad?” Christian Science Monitor. April 10.

Kowitt, Beth. “Walmart goes all, like, ‘granola’ on us.” Fortune. April 10.

Pioli, Katherine. “David vs. Goliath.” Catalyst Magazine. March, p. 20.

Casey, Colleen. “Cooped: how contracted chicken markets affect farmers and consumers.” Wall Street Cheat Sheet. February 24.

Watson, Elaine. “Who owns organic? PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Nestle and General Mills.” Food Navigator USA. February 21.

Remington, Jess. “The truth about who owns organic companies, in one chart.” Mic. February 20.

De Walsche, Alma. “Ontwerp Europese zedenwet bedreigt boeren en biodiversiteit.” MO* (Belgium). January 30.

2013

Trauth, Erin. “If big food owns most of the organic industry, who can you buy from?” One Green Planet. December 12.

Coleman, Pamela. “The corporate takeover of the seed industry” The Cultivator (Cornucopia Institute). Winter, pp. 2, 9.

Hubbard, Kristina. “Seed industry consolidation is still ‘out of hand.’” Seed Broadcast. September 17.

Kim, Derek. “New farmers market could solve fresh food shortage.” The State News. July 7.

Johnson, Laura. “Organic-speak.” City Pulse. June 26.

Byrne, Elena. “New look at organic industry ownership.” Organic Processing Institute. June.

Link, Terry. “Food system needs more transparency.” City Pulse. June 12.

Hoffman, Beth. “Who owns organic brands and why you should care.” Forbes. May 25.

McGovern, Dan. “Chart shows corporate roots thickening inside organic foods industry.” Sustainable Food News. May 23.

Johnson, Laura. “A tomato by any other name.” City Pulse. May 22.

Richardson, Jill. “How Monsanto went from selling aspirin to controlling our food supply.” Alternet. April 18.

Khan, Lina. “How Monsanto outfoxed the Obama administration.” Salon. March 15.

Arteta, Amaia. “Ellas lo controlan todo (They control everything).” Capital (Spain). March, pp. 48-52.

Link, Terry. “Wine and service learning.” City Pulse. February 20.

McIntyre, Dave. “Wine choices: are they an illusion?” Washington Post. January 22.

Buchal, Janine. “Wine brand concentration challenges indie production.” WineTable. January 15.

Siegel, Jeff. “Big wine: 5 companies, 60 percent of sales, 200 brands.” The Wine Curmudgeon. January 11.

Veseth, Mike. “How much choice do wine drinkers really have?” The Wine Economist. January 8.

Frank, Mitch. “How big business is the wine business?” Wine Spectator. January 8.

Colman, Tyler. “Just how concentrated is the wine industry?” Dr. Vino. January 3.

Wile, Rob. “A stunning visualization of America’s wine industry.” Business Insider. January 2.

Yau, Nathan. “Wine industry network in the US.” FlowingData. January 2.


2012

Lynn, Barry C. “Big beer, a moral market, and innovation.” Harvard Business Review. December 26.

Gustin, Georgina. “In the food business, survival of the largest.” St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 2.

Wolf, Elizabeth. “Who owns organic?” The Cultivator (Cornucopia Institute). Fall, p. 3.

Blumberg, Perri O. “Thirteen things you didn’t know about organic food.” Reader’s Digest. November 7.

Evans, Pat. “The green mitten: profiling ingredients and people.” mittenbrew. October 12.

Evans, Pat. “The green mitten: profiling Michigan’s eco-friendly breweries. mittenbrew. October 9.

CNBC. “Global food-giant buyouts of top organic brands.” October 8.

McGrath, Matt. “California battle over GM labels.” BBC News. October 4.

Denn, Rebekah. “Nut recall spreads to more Washington stores.” The Seattle Times. September 28.

Smith, Joel Preston and Eli Penberthy. “Craft brewing Renaissance.” PCC Sound Consumer. September.

Dyer, Joel. “Monsanto’s point of no return.” Boulder Weekly. August 30.

Stauffer, Stefanie. “Adventures in local food #21.” iSpy Magazine. August 27.

Bordessa, Kris. “GMOs: Better safe than sorry?” GeekMom (Wired). August 27.

Philpott, Tom. “How the NY Times went too far in slamming big organic.” Mother Jones. July 11.

Greenaway, Twilight. “The latest New York Times exposé won’t stop me from eating organic.” Grist. July 10.

Strom, Stephanie. “Has ‘organic’ been oversized?” The New York Times. July 8, p. BU1.

Torok, Joe. “Farmers markets: freshening up the city.” City Pulse. June 20.

American Nutrition Association. “Who Owns Organic?” Nutrition Digest, 36(3), June 12.

Simmons, Fran. “Is buying organic really enough to protect your family?” Rosebud. April.

Mather, Robin. “The threats from genetically modified foods.” Mother Earth News. April/May.

ErnstFriedman, Kelly. “Doing the research: buy local campaign resonates with progressive consumers.” Anthropology News. March.

Jiminez, Sierra. “How to make it in the soda industry.” Fortune. February 17.

2011

Fox, Nick. “What we’re reading.” The New York Times, Diner’s Journal. October 25.

Larsen, Steph. “Occupy the pasture.” Grist. October 21.

Shaw, Alan. “Who brews your beer?” Sarasota Herald Tribune. August 25.

Yau, Nathan. “Who owns the beer?” FlowingData. August 25.

Staten, Chris. “Who do you own?” Draft Magazine. August 23.

Philpott, Tom. “Beer charts of the day.” Mother Jones. August 17.

MacDonald, Christine. “The big green buyout” and “The little company that could (cover story).” E-The Environmental Magazine. July/August.

Salopek, Paul. “Closed-source crops.” Conservation Magazine. Summer.

Badger, Emily. “USDA puts food deserts on the map.” Miller-McCune. May 6.

Phillips, Anna Lena. “Making better maps of food deserts.” American Scientist. May-June.

Gross, Alexandra. “Reaping what you sow.” E-The Environmental Magazine. April 11.

Ashton, Alison. “Who owns organics?” The Nourish Network. March 24.

Crawford, Caroline. “In study, M.S.U. researchers assess Lansing area food environments.” Examiner. March 22.

Balaskovitz, Andy. “Where’s the food?” City Pulse. March 16.

Cameron, Layne. “Mapping food deserts.” Michigan State University News. March 3. Reprinted by UPI, redOrbit, e!ScienceNews, healthiFi, FirstScience, PhysOrg, LifeSciencesWorld, ScienceCentric, 7thSpace, ScienceDaily, ScienceBlog, ScienceNewsline, EurekAlert!, GeospatialWorld, MedicalNewsToday, Directions Magazine.

Csomor, Marina. “Lansing area considered ‘food desert.’” The State News. February 9.

Tarlin, Ellen. “Do you buy your groceries from big companies or small?” Slate, Clean Plate. January 26.

Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. “Visualizing the food system for the health of it.” MAES 2010 Annual Report, pp. 5-6.

2010

Crowell, Erbin. “Domestic fair trade: co-ops and innovation in the food system.” Cooperative Grocer, November-December.

Schick, Anthony. “Sown into place.” Biotech University. November 9.

Goldsberry, Kirk & Sarah Acmoody. “Mapping nutritional terrain: identifying food deserts in Lansing, Michigan.” ArcUser. Fall, pp. 48-49.

Philpott, Tom. “Monsanto’s losing bet on GM sugar beets has bitter repercussions.” Grist. October 20.

Levitt, Tom. “Revealed: how seed market is controlled by Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow & DuPont.” The Ecologist. October 7.

Shea, Christopher. “‘Recent highlights from the Ideas blog: who really makes your organic soda.” The Boston Globe. September 5.

Kopp, Dana. “Six degrees of 7 Up: the illusion of diversity in US soft drinks.” Nashville Scene. September 1.

Clendaniel, Morgan. “Soda conglomerates, visualized.” GOOD, Blog. August 27.

Appel, Patrick. “Psuedovariety.” The Atlantic, The Daily Dish. August 23.

Yau, Nathan. “Pseudo-variety and ownership of the soft drink industry.” FlowingData. August 23.

Starmer, Eleanor. “Math lessons for Budianksy: industrial concentration vs. local choice. Ethicurean. August 22.

Hughlett, Mike. “Sno Pac stays true to its roots.” Star Tribune. July 26.

Erem, Suzan. “PSU organics research on the upswing.” Voices of Central Pennsylvania. July/August, pp. 20, 22.

GRAIN. “Global agribusiness: two decades of plunder. Seedling. July, 14-20.

Lair, Cynthia. “Organic pacman.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer. April 28.

Woodka, Chris. “An industry gone to seed: smaller firms find their niches among biotech food giants.” Pueblo Chieftain. April 18.

Seed Today. “Seed industry consolidation: acquisitions give a few companies the ‘benefits of big.'” 14(1), pp. 74-75.

Parker, Rosemary. “FDA joins investigation of illness possibly linked to unpasteurized milk distributed by Vandalia, MI farm.” Kalamazoo Gazette. March 26.

Thomas, Pat. “How to decode food labels and shop with a conscience.” The Ecologist. March 16.

Price, Andrew. “The seed industry’s scary consolidation.” GOOD, Blog. January 26.

Schweigert, Mary Beth. “Organic…or not.” Lancaster Newspapers. January 3.

2009

Richardson, Jill. “Sick of corporate control over your food?” Common Dreams. December 28.

Donohue, Caitlin. “Out of reach: How the sustainable local food movement neglects poor workers and eaters.” San Francisco Bay Guardian. December 2.

Barrington, Vanessa. “Who’s really behind organic food brands like Amy’s and Odwalla.” Alternet. November 2.

Smart, Rob. “From fast food nation to pro food ventures.” Common Dreams. September 18.

Price, Margaret. “Organic’s crunch: Once high-flying firms face three big threats to growth.” Christian Science Monitor. September 15.

Mills, Steve. “Organic foods: Big companies swoop in to capitalize on lucrative market.” Chicago Tribune. August 19. [graphic, “Going green: Organic foods and big business]

Bittman, Mark. “Who owns seeds?” The New York Times, Bitten Blog. June 26.

Nestle, Marion. “‘Certified organic’ may not be 100%” San Francisco Chronicle. June 21.

Mitchell, Dan. “Graphic depictions of the seed industry.” The Big Money. June 18.

Coefield, Sarah. “Greener Pastures.” EJ Magazine. Spring.

Bittman, Mark. “Eating food that’s better for you, organic or not.” The New York Times. March 22, p. WK3.

Kingston, Tim. “Great tech innovation: Find food health and safety info from your phone.” Alternet. March 19.

Sharp, Gwen. “Who owns organic brands.” Contexts.org, Sociological Images. March 18.

Bendrick, Lou. “Ten reader food quandaries solved!” Grist. February 13.

Stephenson, Garry and Debra Sohm-Lawson. “Food system consolidation in the organic industry.” eXtension. January 19.

2008

Rosenzweig, William. “Vision for a venturing ecosystem to generate global health innovation.” Global Forum Update on Research for Health, Volume 5, pp. 166-170.

Harbison, Sarah. “Nature of growth.” The State News. December 2, p. 1B, 3B.

Dunham, Jillian. “Food map.” The New York Times Magazine. October 12 (“The Food Issue”), p. 75.

Helgoe, Courtney. “Progressive eaters unite!” Experience Life. October.

Entine, John. “Ethical brands–turn on, tune in, sell out.” Ethical Corporation. October.

Powell, Bonnie Azab. “Bar none.” Grist. September 25.

Park, Andrew. “Did Seth go to the dark side?” Inc. May.

US News & World Report. “Memo to shoppers: ‘Organic’ does not equal ‘bucolic family farm.'” March 21.

Wells, Jeff. “Wanted: Healthy relationships.” Refresh: The Week in Whole Health. March 20.

Parker-Pope, Tara. “When big business eats organic.” The New York Times, Well Blog. March 19.

Shaw, Aarti. “Food giants mull how far to push organic.” PRWeek. March 19.

Neuzil, Mark. “Greenbacks for green business.” MinnPost. February 25.

Fisk, Umbra. “Sell abrasions: On green company buyouts.” Grist. February 6.

Touch the Soil. “Community, food and agriculture: Topics of higher education.” January/February.

Kersjes, Liz. “Be green-friendly while grocery shopping.” The State News. January 28.

Peckenpaugh, Douglas J. “Facilitating Fair Trade.” Culinology. January 24.

2007

Powell, Bonnie. “Bigger and badder: Prof. Phil Howard on consolidation in the organic industry.” Ethicurean. December 18.

Deardorff, Julie. “Clorox acquires Burt’s Bees.” ChicagoTribune.com. November 6.

Eisen, Marc. “Natural allies. Organic Valley’s success is a lifeline for family farms (cover story).” Isthmus. October 19. [sidebar, “A stable price for farmers.”]

Ross, Tom. “Health at the grass-roots level: Demand, availability of organic foods increasing in Steamboat Springs.” Steamboat Pilot & Today. October 14.

Bowness, Suzanne. “Who owns organics?” Organic & Wellness News. Fall, pp. 1, 12, 24-25.

Blake, Matthew. “Whole Foods CEO sows Wild Oats.” The Nation (online). August 28.

Mothering. “Who owns your favorite organic brands? August.

Jenkins, Robin Mather. “Who owns organic?” ChicagoTribune.com. July 28.

Hudson, Natalie. “Big organics in little, eco-unfriendly packages.” Utne Reader (online). June 7.

Mott, Ronni. “Giants dominate organics.” Jackson Free Press. May 2.

Krueger, Ron. “Easy to swallow? Food giants gobbled up by organic, but what now?” The Flint Journal. April 17.

Fantle, Will. “Who owns organic? Growing food sector brings with it a changing face.” Radish Magazine. March 31.

Hemmelgarn, Melinda. “Don’t judge organic food by its label.” Columbia Daily Tribune. March 21.

The Walrus Staff. “Further reading: ‘Organic goes boom,’ Pamela Cuthbert.” The Walrus. March.

Stusser, Michael A. “Organicize Me (cover story).” Seattle Weekly. February 21.

Needleman, Sarah E. “Money: Shopping for organic foods.” The Wall Street Journal (online). January 4.

2006

Muirhead, Sarah. “Organic not without controversy.” Feedstuffs. December 25, p. 8.

Spitz, Jeremy. “The organic-industrial complex.” City on a Hill Press. November 30.

Deardorff, Julie. “Is Whole Foods selling out?” ChicagoTribune.com. November 13.

Rauber, Paul. “Big organic inc.” Sierra Magazine. November/December, p. 13.

Singer, Peter. “Look your dinner in the eye.” New Scientist. Issue 2572 (October 7), p. 22.

Monaghan, Peter. “A glance at the current issue of the International Journal of Consumer Studies: ‘Post-organic’ labeling.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. September 14.

Kiang, Kylene. “‘Organic’ gimmicky, some say: USDA says term no indication of nutrition or food safety.” Myrtle Beach Online (Cox News Service). September 10.

Sustainable Food News. “Corporate roots thicken inside organic foods industry.” September 1.

Ward, Nancy Brands. “The corporate takeover of organics.” Sacramento News & Review. August 24.

Mark, Jason. “Us vs. stem: workers on organic farms are treated as poorly as their conventional counterparts.’ Grist.August 2.

Heady, Christy. “Goliaths no threat in organic world, shopkeepers say.” Treasure Coast Business Journal. July 1, p. 23.

Meek, Madeleine. “Food for thought: shades of organic.” Sage Magazine 1(1), pp. 24-5.

Lampert, Allison. “Organic food is now fodder for giant grocers like Sobeys: Industry leaders target independents.” The Gazette (Montreal). June 7.

Pratt, Sean. “Organic products hit mainstream.” Western Producer Issue 52

Curlee, Don. “Survey indicates added food data is preferred.” The Hanford Sentinel. April 6, p. 11.

Gordon, Bennett. “Short takes: news from all over – who owns what.” Utne Reader. April 6.

2005

Lindsay, Hillary.  “McOrganic?: Is corporate organic changing the organic landscape in Canada?” The Dominion. November 24.

Mark, Jason. “The outsourcing of food.” Alternet. October 6.

Poincelot, Raymond P. “From the Editor.” Journal of Sustainable Agriculture 26(4), pp. 1-2.

Natural Life Magazine. “Tell us more about what we eat.” p. 24. May/June.

Sideman, Roger. “Residents take closer look at food production.” Register-Pajaronian. May 2.

Merron, Shelley. “Forum will take a look at county food system.” Santa Cruz Sentinel. February 23.

Gaylord, Brian. “Survey shows that consumers want to know about source of food.” Produce News. February 17.

Brown, Susan D. “Study finds consumer support for ‘ethical aspects of food.'” Santa Cruz Sentinel. January 31, p. A1.

Pore, Robert. “Wait and see for Canada: Group of senators call for country-of-origin labeling before reopening border with Canada.” Grand Island Independent. January 29.

McNulty, Jennifer. “Consumers eager to know more about environmental, social impacts of food they buy, survey finds.”UC Santa Cruz Currents. January 24.

2004

Sasso, Michael. “Local natural foods store bracing for arrival of national chain.” Tampa Tribune. December 1.

Nelson, Brett. “Dean Foods to Street: Green is good.” Forbes (online). September 14.

Sayre, Laura. “The organic octopus?” The New Farm. March 4.

Television/video

elfcoTV, East Lansing, MI. “Beer.” October 30, 2012.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (documentary), “The New Green Giants.” September 13, 2012.

The New York Times, Business Day Live. “Big organic.” July 6, 2012.

elfcoTV, East Lansing, MI. “Organic agriculture today.” January 21, 2012.

WILX. “Produce access major problem in Lansing area.” March 3, 2011.

CNBC, “Closing Bell.” March, 2006.

Radio/audio

O’Neill, Eilis “Who owns the seeds bought by farmers and gardeners?” Marketplace. August 14, 2017.

Sahai, Malavika and Chris Askew-Merwin. WCBN, Ann Arbor, MI. It’s Hot in Here, “Food & Power: A Conversation with Phil Howard.” February 10, 2017.

Libby, Sue. Health Store Rebel, “Not all health food stores are the same.” February 4, 2017.

Liberti, Stefano. RAI, Italy. Radio3scienza, “Il pasto nudo.” December 8, 2016.

WCBM, Baltimore, MD. 21st Century Radio, “Concentration and Power in the Food System.” November 16, 2016.

The Food Fix, Global Center for Food Systems Innovation, Michigan State University. “New book examines power, concentration in food system.” October 11, 2016.

KMUW, Wichita, KS. “Bayer reaches deal to purchase Monsanto.” September 20, 2016.

Smithsonian Magazine podcast, “Our food, our selves.” July 22, 2016.

Quartz, “Monsanto’s super-broccoli is bred for market domination. What could go wrong?” September 18, 2015.

NPR, “To the Point.” September 19, 2014.

KTNF, Minnesota. “Food Freedom Radio.” August 23, 2014.

WHBN, Central Kentucky. “Gardening with James.” June 28, 2014.

KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. “AirTalk.” April 17, 2014.

WRFG, Atlanta, GA. “Co-op News.” December 9, 2013.

TUC Radio. “Global seed companies: who owns what?” September 11, 2013.

KOPN, Columbia, MO. “Food Sleuth.” February 21, 2013.

The Voice of Russia, American Edition. “Ric Young Weekend.” November 17, 2012.

Toth, Eniko. Kossuth Radio, Hungary. Labeling genetically engineered food. October 10, 2012.

KVI, Seattle, WA. “ConsumerMan with Herb Weisbaum.” July 9, 2012.

KOMO, Seattle, WA. “Newsline PM.” July 9, 2012.

Progressive Radio Network, “It’s All About Food.” March 9, 2011.

City Pulse Radio, Lansing, MI. March 9, 2011.

Carmody, Steve. Michigan Radio. MSU professors mapping ‘urban food deserts.’ March 4, 2011.

KBOO, Portland, OR. The “Food Show.” August 17, 2011.

KPCW, Park City, UT. “This Green Earth.” May 24, 2011.

Etemadi, Sarah. KZSC, Santa Cruz, CA. Food deserts in Santa Cruz County. February 25, 2010.

CFRO, Vancouver, B.C. “Dynamic Health.” April 15, 2009.

KUOW, Seattle, WA. “Does being bought out mean you’re selling out? March 5, 2008.

Jefferson Public Radio (9 stations in Southern Oregon and Northern California) “The Jefferson Exchange.” July 12, 2007.

Boothroyd, Sarah. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) story on Wal-Mart increasing the number of organic food products on its shelves. September 7, 2006.

KBOO, Portland, OR. October, 2005.

KZFR, Chico, CA. February, 2005.

KUSP, Santa Cruz, CA. February, 2005

KSCO, Santa Cruz, CA. February, 2005.

KOPN, Columbia, MO. May, 2004.