Food industry

tyoe of industry; collective of diverse businesses that supplies much of the world's food

The food industry comprises the companies engaged in manufacturing, distribution, import and sale of food.

Industrial robots packing bread in a factory in Germany.
Example of an ultra-processed and highly caloric industrial snack.

Quotes about the food industryEdit

  • The food industry’s playbook is familiar from the strategies of tobacco and climate-change denial over the past four decades. Yet it is poorly understood, and ignored by some media and academic journals in the field. It relies [...] on repeated use of the same set of techniques. Cast doubt on unhelpful science; fund more favourable, skewed science; offer gifts and consultancies; sponsor professional bodies; and use front groups posing as independent institutes. Finally, promote personal responsibility and self regulation rather than government intervention; capture advisory committees; and challenge regulation in court.

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