How much choice do consumers actually have at the grocery store? In this episode of the Xtalks Food Podcast, Sydney discusses food monopolies, a few big food brands that control the majority market share of almost 80 percent of dozens of grocery items. The team discusses the implications of food monopolies on consumers, small producers and the environment, and how there needs to be a paradigm shift in food systems.
Also in this episode, Mira talks about a segment of the beverage market that many consumers may not be aware of: vegan wines. She explains that many wines use specific agents such as gelatine or egg whites to speed up the clarification process, while vegan wines use animal-friendly agents. The team wonders whether a vegan certification on wine would become a trend and boost sales.
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