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How America's food giants swallowed the family farms

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Across the midwest, the rise of factory farming is destroying rural communities... a vast transfer in wealth as farm profits funnelled into corporations. Much of this is the result of agricultural corporations pouring millions into lobbying state governments.“Investors buy the land, and they have tractors and combines that you can run by computer; they hire somebody to sit in a little office somewhere and run that stuff off the computer and farm the land that way. Now what you’ve done is you have lost the innate knowledge of how to grow food and raise animals. And the massive corporations behind this devastation are now eyeing a post-Brexit UK market

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