Faced with the proposed mergers of agribusiness giants, regulators must decide whether an even smaller number of companies will have an even more powerful hold on the future of food and agriculture.
If “historic” and “landmark” are missing from your dictionary, it’s no wonder. They could use a break. Kudos are being heaped from quarters far and wide about the outcomes of COP21. But there are also sobering times ahead, by some reporters’ accounts.
Last year, hunger and food insecurity increased America’s health costs by $160 billion, more than 1/3 the U.S. deficit, and 48 million Americans, one in seven, lived in food insecure households in 2014, according to the global 2016 Hunger Report by Bread for the World Institute.