Acquisitions of Organic Food Companies visualized, 1995 to 2007

Posted on April 3rd, 2012 Dan

Philip H. Howard Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

(watch in full screen mode a few times)

This movie depicts organic processing industry changes from 1995 to 2007. The small green circles indicate organic brands, the medium blue circles indicate investment firms, the large yellow circles indicate multinational food processors, and the small red circles indicate introductions of organic versions of mainstream brands. Gray lines denote ownership ties. The gray text in the upper left displays the year, which advances as the animation is played.

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