Who controls the food we eat and grow? Deep power asymmetries in food system governance are blocking the transformation we need. For decades, the institutions and policies that affect decision-making about food systems have been captured by corporate overreach, undermining the public good and the rights of people and communities to engage in food system decision-making on their own terms. This event will reveal who really controls agri-food policy and regulatory decisions and how, exposing the growing influence of multinational corporations over these processes. We will hear examples from near and far – from experts on regional struggles in Africa and the UK and global struggles in international decision-making spaces – as they propose actionable mechanisms and alternative spaces to recapture food system decision-making for the public interest.