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Volunteers prepare boxes at the Greater Boston Food Bank on Oct. 1, 2020. Iaritza Menjivar, The Washington Post via Getty Images

Corporate concentration in the US food system makes food more expensive and less accessible for many Americans

Food production in the US is heavily concentrated in the hands of a small number of large agribusiness companies. That's been good for shareholders, but not for consumers.
While there’s no evidence COVID-19 can be spread through food, companies must weigh the risks all the same. Kryssia Campos/Getty Images

Coronavirus impact: Meat processing plants weigh risks of prosecution if they’re blamed for spreading infection

While there's no evidence the coronavirus is spread through food or packaging, company executives could be prosecuted if that changes – and they chose to keep a plant open despite a factory outbreak.

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