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Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance
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Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs

Abstract

In today’s globally integrated food system, events in one part of the world can have multiple and wide-ranging effects, as has been shown by the recent and rapid global rise in food prices. Transnational corporations (TNCs) have been central to the development of this global food system, dominating production, international trade, processing, distribution, and retail sectors. Moreover, these global corporations play a key role in the establishment of rules and regulations by which they themselves are governed. This book examines how TNCs exercise power over global food and agriculture governan ... More

Keywords: food system, food prices, Transnational corporations, TNCs, production, international trade, processing, distribution, retail, agriculture governance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012751
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Clapp, editor

Doris Fuchs, editor

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