Food Safety for Whom?

A new report by GRAIN, a global nonprofit group, called Food safety for whom? Corporate wealth vs. people’s health examines how “food safety” is being used as a tool to increase corporate control over food and agriculture and what people are doing about it. “Corporations are increasingly in the driver’s seat because they set the standards and implement them while governments merely frame the rules and clean up the mess,” says GRAIN Director Henk Hobbelink. “These food and agriculture standards are spreading everywhere and are being used by Wal-Mart and other corporations to organize markets according to their interests.”  Genetic Resources Action International, or GRAIN for short, is an independent non-profit foundation with its headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.