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With more than 33,000 restaurants around the world, McDonald’s is Big Ag’s number-one customer. No surprise, then: Big Ag falls over backwards to meet McDonald’s needs.
McDonald’s demand for high volumes of consistent ingredients created the conditions for the rise of ADM, Cargill, Bunge, Tyson and Monsanto as we know them today.
Daily, McDonald’s sells beef, chicken, potatoes and tomatoes to billions of customers. These staple foods are the building blocks of our meals…and how each is produced is dictated by what McDonald’s demands.
McDonald’s Has Unparalleled Influence
Because McDonald’s buys and sells food on such an immense scale, it has almost unrivaled clout in our food production.
Take potatoes for instance. McDonald’s single-handedly changed the way potatoes are grown, processed and eaten in the United States. Here’s the story: