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  • In the 1970s, the top five beef packers controlled about 25 percent of the market. Today, the top four control more than 80 percent of the market.
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  • In the 1970s, there were thousands of slaughterhouses producing the majority of beef     sold. Today, we have only 13.
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  • In 1972, the Food and Drug Administration conducted 50,000 food safety inspections. In 2006, they conducted only 9,164.
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  • During the Bush administration, the head of the Food and Drug Administration was the former executive vice president of the National Food Processors Association.
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  • In 1996 when it introduced genetically engineered Roundup Ready soybeans, Monsanto controlled only 2 percent of the U.S. soybean market. Now, over 90 percent of soybeans in the United States contain Monsanto’s patented gene.
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  • The average chicken farmer invests over $500,000 in setting up large-scale facilities and makes only $18,000 a year.
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  • The modern supermarket now has, on average, 47,000 products, the majority of which are being produced by only a handful of food corporations.
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  • Seventy percent of processed foods have some genetically modified ingredient.
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  • Thirty percent of the land in the United States now is used for planting corn.
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  • E. coli and salmonella outbreaks have become more frequent, whether it be from spinach or jalapeno peppers. In 2007, there were 73,000 people sickened from the E. coli virus.
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