The 10 Companies That Produce 90 Percent Of Our Food (slideshow)
April 20, 2015
These are the world's biggest food processors that produce most of the food that we consume daily
Pepsi Is Making Your Chips
It’s true, Pepsico own Fritos, Cheetos, Ruffles, Lays, and just about every other commercially produced potato or corn chip in the US. They also own Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut, and A&W Restaurants.
Coca-Cola Is Making Your Juice
In addition to producing Coke, one of the most recognizable brands in the world, Coca-Cola also owns Minute Maid and Smart Water.
Kraft Is Making Your Jell-O and Chocolate
If you thought Kraft was just cheese, think again. They own Jell-O, Oreo, Cadbury and Toblerone. Oddly enough, while Pepsi owns A&W Restaurants, Kraft owns the root beer brand itself.
Nestle Is Making Your Cosmetics and High End Clothing
While Kraft may be behind your Cadbury Cream Egg, Nestle is the parent company of Loreal, Maybelline, Kiehl’s, Yves St. Laurent, and Stella McCartney.
P&G Makes Everything In Your Laundry Room And Probably All Of Your Cleaning Supplies
The same company that gives us the miracle that is the Swiffer also makes Tide, Bounce, Gain, and Downy. Perhaps they make the clothes in your washing machine as well since they own Lacoste and Hugo Boss.
General Mills Produces Your Taco Shells and Your German Ice Cream
Oddly enough, General Mills owns both Old El Paso, that Thursday taco night staple, and Häagen-Dazs, that Saturday night alone on the couch provision.
Johnson & Johnson Makes Everything In Your Medicine Cabinet And Your Sugar Substitute
In addition to having our stomach issues covered with brands like Rolaid, Pepsid, and Imodium, Johnson & Johnson also makes Splenda, aka that stuff your mother has convinced herself tastes exactly like sugar.
Mars Makes Your Candy, Rice, and Cat Food
In addition to M&Ms, Snickers, and Twix, Mars controls Uncle Ben’s rice, Whiskas, and Pedigree. Let’s hope the brands never get their wares confused.
Unilever Makes All Your Soap And Most Of Your Ice Cream
Unilever is the company that keeps us clean, producing Dove, AXE, St. Ives, Lever 2000, and Suave. But they also control Popsicle, Breyers, Klondike, Good Humor, and Ben & Jerry’s. Again, let’s hope they never have a mix-up at the packaging plant.
Kellogg Makes Your Breakfast And Basically Nothing Else
Thank you, Kellogg, for keeping it simple. Whether you’re into Frosted Flakes, Corn Flakes, Muslix, or Raisin Bran, Kellogg has you covered. You can pop an Eggo in the toaster and grab a Nutri Grain for later content in the knowledge that brown, grain based foods is all Kellogg’s does.