MDIA p3-13 FOOD ... Company Concentration ...150815

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FOOD is a very important product ... it is an essential of life. The food system has evolved over time into a massive oligopoly dominated by just a few very large companies. This is not good for consumers, but very much suits decision makers working to maximize profit. It is not at all clear whether these big companies have any interest in the stakeholders other than the stockholders. The organization Food and Water Watch has compiled some very useful data about this issue.

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MDIA p3-13 FOOD ... Company Concentration ...150815

  1. 1. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING File: MDIA-p3-13-FOOD-Company-Concentration-150815.odp Burgess (c) All rights reserved MDIA FOOD COMPANY CONCENTRATION
  2. 2. EXPLANATION This slideset is A WORK-IN-PROGRESS. It will be upgraded periodically. It is part of a series of more than 50 slidesets. Navigation to all of these is available here: FEEDBACK is welcome. Please email to Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com … with a catchy phrase in the subject line so that it gets attention, and please identify the specific slideset(s) involved. This explanation is version v150801. The most current text is available at: MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=txt00010199 http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=N1-Slidesets-p3
  3. 3. WE ARE WHAT WE EAT In 2013 the Food and Water Watch presented FOODOPOLY to highlight the concentration of economic power in the processed foods industry and the supermarket marketing channel. http://www.foodopoly.org/get-the-facts/ MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  4. 4. THE FOLLOWING SLIDES … The following slides show in infographic form the extent of economic concentration in the food sector. There is an interesting QUIZ on the website: http://www.foodopoly.org/get-the-facts/ MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  5. 5. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  6. 6. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  7. 7. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  8. 8. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  9. 9. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  10. 10. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  11. 11. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  12. 12. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  13. 13. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  14. 14. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  15. 15. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  16. 16. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  17. 17. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING Sun BOP EOP Sun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun SunSun Financial Capital Human Capital Man Built Capital Natural Capital Sun BILL GATES IN 1977
  18. 18. SOME INITIAL THOUGHTS … Food is one of the most important components of the socio-enviro-economic system … without food people cannot live. The food industry has become so concentrated that it has “oligopolistic” pricing power which never favors the consumer. But it is not only price that is a problem. The food companies have been using “food science” to create addiction and craving that are not in the best interest of consumers and their wellness. MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  19. 19. These very large organizations are not very responsive to small scale consumer activism. It is extremely difficult to hold them to account for anything. They are able to say one thing and do another almost with total impunity. It takes a big movement to have a significant impact on their “bottom line” sufficient to get the attention of the companies' decision makers. Integrated impact reporting along the lines of MDIA will make a difference, together with more knowledge in the hands of consumers and applications that reward consumers for better decision making about food. In the end it is consumers that will change these very big oligopolistic companies! MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING
  20. 20. REMINDER This slideset is A WORK-IN-PROGRESS. It will be upgraded periodically. It is part of a series of more than 50 slidesets. Navigation to all of these is available here: FEEDBACK is welcome. Please email to Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com … with a catchy phrase in the subject line so that it gets attention, and please identify the specific slideset(s) involved. This explanation is version v150801. The most current text is available at: MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=txt00010199 http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=N1-Slidesets-p3
  21. 21. THANK YOU Some links and contact information: Peter Burgess … peterbnyc@gmail.com Peter Burgess LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterburgess1 Link to TrueValueMetrics.org website http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/ Link to navigation to other slides in this series: MULTI DIMENSION IMPACT ACCOUNTING http://www.truevaluemetrics.org/DBadmin/DBtxt001.php?vv1=N1-Slidesets-p3

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