This Infographic Shows How Basically All the Food We Eat Comes From 10 Companies

When you go to the grocery store, you see aisles filled with all sorts of yummy goodies and you'll often spend an inordinate amount of time choosing between Fruit Loops or Frosted Flakes. But it turns out it doesn't really matter what you choose, because you'll probably give your money to the same company either way.

The charity Oxfam created an infographic showing how most of the brands you find in your grocery store are controlled by one of 10 companies. Those 10 companies are Nestlé, Pepsico, General Mills, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, Mars, Kellogg's, Associated British Foods and Mondeléz (formerly Kraft Foods).

And it's not just the obvious stuff either. Sure, we know Pepsi owns tons of different drinks, but did you know every time you eat a Cheeto you're also helping them out? Or that Nature Valley bar you're eating is helping the shareholders of General Mills? Here's a look at the Infographic:

food brands

Of course, this only covers branded foods. There's also a small number of companies that control the fruits, vegetables and meat that you find at the grocery store as well. 

You know how in movies people live in dystopian futures where corporations control everything? We're already living in it, they're just much better at hiding it.

(h/t SomeECards)


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