Wherever you live, you can't avoid the four global giants.

This article titled “The global food crisis: ABCD of food – how the multinationals dominate trade” was written by Felicity Lawrence, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 2nd June 2011 14.38 UTC

By mid-morning snack you will certainly have encountered their products several times already wherever you are in the world, whether it is the corn in your flakes, the wheat in your bread, the orange in your juice, the sugar in your jam, the chocolate on your biscuit, the coffee in your cup. By the end of the day, if you've eaten beef, chicken or pork, consumed anything containing salt, gums, starches, gluten, sweeteners, or fats, or bought a ready meal or a takeaway, they will have shaped your consumption even further.

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