New PDF release: Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (Food, Health,

By Jennifer Clapp,Doris Fuchs

ISBN-10: 0262012758

ISBN-13: 9780262012751

ISBN-10: 0262512378

ISBN-13: 9780262512374

In ultra-modern globally built-in foodstuff process, occasions in a single a part of the realm could have a number of and wide-ranging results, as has been proven by way of the new and speedy worldwide upward push in meals costs. Transnational organizations (TNCs) were important to the improvement of this international foodstuff process, dominating construction, overseas alternate, processing, distribution, and retail sectors. furthermore, those international firms play a key function within the institution of ideas and laws during which they themselves are ruled. This e-book examines how TNCs workout strength over international nutrients and agriculture governance and what the results are for the sustainability of the worldwide meals process. The e-book defines 3 elements of this company strength: instrumental strength, or direct impact; structural energy, or the wider effect organisations have over atmosphere agendas and principles; and discursive, or communicative and persuasive, energy. The publication starts off via interpreting the character of company energy in instances starting from "green" foodstuff certification in Southeast Asia and company impression on U.S. nutrition relief coverage to governance within the seed and foreign meals defense criteria. Chapters research such concerns as merchandising of corporate-defined "environmental sustainability" and "food security," biotechnology companies and highbrow estate rights, and client resistance to GMOs and different instances of contestation in agrobiology. In a last bankruptcy, the editors increase the an important query of the way to accomplish participation, transparency, and responsibility in nutrition governance. ContributorsMaarten Arentsen, Jennifer Clapp, Robert Falkner, Doris Fuchs, Agni Kalfagianni, Peter Newell, Steffanie Scott, Susan promote, Elizabeth Smythe, Peter Vandergeest, Marc Williams, Mary Young

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