A boycott is a form of political statement in which a person or group of persons acting in concert refrain from the purchase or use of something. A boycott is a political and social tool that can be used to adversely affect a company, whether large or small, by stopping a flow of money to the company through sales. It is also a practice that can affect an industry, not just a single company. This entry examines boycotts pertaining to the food industry.

Boycotts have been used on many occasions against businesses in the food industry. Unlike a strike, which is a political action undertaken by employees of a company that directly affects the relationship between a company and its workers, a boycott is a political ...

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