Feeding the few: corporate control of food

George, S. (1979) Feeding the few: corporate control of food. In: Feeding the few: corporate control of food. Transnational Institute, Amsterdam. ISBN 0-89758-010-9

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This study is a contribution to the Transnational Institute's International Economic Order Project directed by Howard M.Wachtel. It is an attempt to place issues concerning food and agricultural commodities in the context of changing world economic relationships. The first part deals with what the Third World is asking for; the second with what, in the author's view, it is actually getting. As one discussion after another on agricultural raw materials ends in stalemate, new kinds of food systems are meanwhile introduced in underdeveloped countries by the powerful nations of the North, led by the USA. The study is intended, to suggest a critical perspective and perhaps some new tools for analysis of the ongoing takeover of Third World food systems, designed in the image of the developed countries and for their benefit. Finally, it is concluded that there is a New International Economic Order being set up in the area of food, but it is that of agribusiness and not the one the Third World has been negotiating for. It is suggested that groups and individuals in the industrialized countries should be concentrating on two basic lines of action. One is to weaken the agribusiness chain in their own countries, making it more vulnerable, less able to advance in the Third World. The other is to help strengthen those groups in UDCs that are working for change in their own societies...

Item Type: Book Section
Author Affiliation: President, Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam
Subjects: Postharvest Management > Food Technology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2012 06:27
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 06:27
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8586

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