Companies like Monsanto and Cargill control the grain and soybean trade -- from the genes in the seeds to the sale of the grain -- to an unimaginable degree. The meat industry's labor practices constitute human rights abuses. Wall Street speculation is behind the 2007 and current price hikes that have resulted in starvation for so many around the world. And thanks to billions of lobbying dollars, regulators and legislators are powerless to stop it. Don't look for the Obama administration to rectify the situation, says Philpott, who finds little hope in the president's food policy. Look to the streets.