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Aggregate score out of 100.Download dataset
Score out of 48 for disclosure of political campaign contributions.Download dataset
Score out of 8 for disclosure of charitable giving that can help stave off, instruct public policy.Download dataset
Score out of 16 for disclosure of spending on research that can inform public policy.Download dataset
The world’s largest food and agriculture corporations have enormous power and control over virtually every aspect of our food system—and the rules that govern it. Big Food wields this power in the political arena to its advantage using a variety of tactics—from lobbying policymakers and funding political campaigns to funding research and nonprofit organizations to support their policy agendas—and they do so opaquely and with little oversight. This lack of transparency means that corporations can sell us a family-, worker-, and environmentally-friendly image even as they spend heavily to block policies that would improve public health, cut down on inequality and poverty, and help prevent the climate breakdown. It’s why we at Feed the Truth developed the Food and Agriculture Corporate Transparency (FACT) Index, a tool to prompt greater sunlight on the food industry’s political giving, in all the forms it takes.
0% of the world’s largest corporate food producers and processors disclose political giving across the countries they do business in.
39/100 was the top score among the global food and agriculture corporations analyzed.
4/10 top food and agriculture corporations disclose any of what they spend on science.