Meet the 10 Companies that Control Almost Every Food and Beverage Brand in the World

Tales from the Conspiratum

“If it has more than five ingredients, it’s probably not food. Or if it has ingredients that your third grader can’t pronounce, it’s probably not food,” Pollan says.

This eye-opening infographic by Oxfam International reveals that 10 companies control virtually the entire human food distribution system.


Only 10 companies control almost every large food and beverage brand in the world.

In 2013, Oxfam International created a “Behind the Brands” report, which focused on 10 of the world’s biggest and most influential food and beverage companies. These mega-corporations are so powerful that their policies can have a major impact on the diets and working conditions of people worldwide.

In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes—and for customers to realize who controls the brands they are buying—Oxfam created a mind-boggling infographic that shows how interconnected consumer brands really are.

Based on the report…

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