"Decades of consolidation have made food systems more vulnerable, say
experts. Beginning in the 1980s, the federal government allowed more
agribusinesses to merge and grow largely without restraint in the name
of efficiency—before, antitrust and other policies helped keep these
industries decentralized and competitive. Consequently, a small number
of giant, often vertically integrated, firms, produce and distribute the
bulk of food in the U.S. Their hulking and specialized supply chains
are not so efficient in the face of disruption."
Covid-19 is exposing a lot of weaknesses in our corporate system. Just a friendly reminder that corporate law can be changed.