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By Jennifer Clapp, Doris Fuchs

ISBN-10: 0262012758

ISBN-13: 9780262012751

In today's globally built-in nutrients process, occasions in a single a part of the area could have a number of and wide-ranging results, as has been proven by means of the new and speedy worldwide upward thrust in nutrition costs. Transnational firms (TNCs) were crucial to the improvement of this worldwide meals procedure, dominating construction, foreign exchange, processing, distribution, and retail sectors. furthermore, those international companies play a key position within the institution of ideas and laws wherein they themselves are ruled. This ebook examines how TNCs workout strength over international foodstuff and agriculture governance and what the results are for the sustainability of the worldwide foodstuff method. The booklet defines 3 points of this company energy: instrumental strength, or direct impression; structural energy, or the wider effect agencies have over environment agendas and principles; and discursive, or communicative and persuasive, strength. The publication starts off via reading the character of company energy in circumstances starting from "green" meals certification in Southeast Asia and company impression on U.S. meals reduction coverage to governance within the seed and foreign nutrients protection criteria. Chapters study such matters as merchandising of corporate-defined "environmental sustainability" and "food security," biotechnology agencies and highbrow estate rights, and customer resistance to GMOs and different instances of contestation in agrobiology. In a last bankruptcy, the editors increase the the most important query of the way to accomplish participation, transparency, and responsibility in meals governance.

Contributors: Maarten 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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