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The Blurring Line Between Big Food and Little Food

It’s a curious feature of our culture that when we spell the word “Big” with a capital B, we often mean “bad.” Big business. Big government. Big Ag. These Bigs aren’t admiring adjectives. When we use Big like this, we are invoking our instinctive American fear of too much power being concentrated in too few hands.

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