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Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance$
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Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012751

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.001.0001

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Feeding the World? Transnational Corporations and the Promotion of Genetically Modified Food

Feeding the World? Transnational Corporations and the Promotion of Genetically Modified Food

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(p.154) (p.155) 6 Feeding the World? Transnational Corporations and the Promotion of Genetically Modified Food
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Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance
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Marc Williams

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.003.0006

This chapter examines corporate actors’ promotion of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It describes the discursive strategies used by corporations in promoting GMOs and discusses how their discursive power is being used to construct a positive normative consensus around GMOs. The chapter also highlights the efforts of biotechnology firms to promote environmental sustainability and food security as key normative frames for GMOs, and considers interventions aimed at promoting the spread of GM crops and the consumption of GM food in Africa.

Keywords:   corporate actors, GMOs, discursive strategies, biotechnology firms, environmental sustainability, food security, Africa

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