Who Owns What: A Map of Organic Brands

Who Owns What: A Map of Organic Brands

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Sarah Rae Smith
Sep 21, 2009

In the fast paced world of food, organic companies and products seem to be taking the largest leaps forward. That means they also have the greatest appeal for larger parent companies looking to snatch them up and have under their corporate "wing." We were fascinated by these charts that reveal who is really backing the smaller names we think so highly of.

The research behind all this was done by Phil H. Howard, PhD of Michigan State and we have to say job well done! It's fascinating to pore over the different charts and see where little companies were snatched up by the bigger giants as the years moved forward.

Check out the charts in detail (and more importantly in a size you can actually read) over at at Howard's site and see the history of the organic industry taking shape!

Information Graphics: Organic Industry Structure

Related: Organic: The Debate Rages On

(Images: Phil Howard)

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