In an effort to inform policymakers, advocates and the public about the impacts of agrifood corporations on the U.S. food system and build support for transforming the nation's agricultural practices, the Family Farm Action Alliance released a new report on Wednesday that details how Big Ag's survival depends on externalizing costs and perpetuating myths about the supposed lack of more just and sustainable alternatives.
"Time and time again family farmers, rural communities and good food movement advocates have pushed to shift government support away from industrial agriculture and toward a more resilient and equitable system," Joe Maxwell, president of Family Farm Action Alliance, said in a statement. "Time and time again, we have failed — because Big Ag controls the narrative. Our report offers a playbook to counter Big Ag's deception and finally break their stranglehold on our food system."
Titled "The Truth About Industrial Agriculture: A Fragile System Propped Up by Myths and Hidden Costs," the report documents how corporations involved in the "economically flawed" agribusiness model "intentionally evade costs all along their supply chains."