Most of us have little to no idea how behind-the-scenes forces control the food we buy, and the depth of the corruption involved. Philip Howard, Ph.D., author of “Concentration and Power in the Food System: Who Controls What We Eat?,” studies food system changes, with an emphasis on visualizing these trends.1
“My motivation [for writing the book] was to uncover what’s going on, to help people understand who owns what and all the strategies these dominant firms use to further increase their power,” he says.
His work has been featured by many prominent media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. He’s an associate professor in the department of community sustainability at Michigan State University and holds a Ph.D. in rural sociology.