Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (Food, Health, and the Environment)

Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance (Food, Health, and the Environment)

Jennifer Clapp


In modern-day globally built-in nutrition process, occasions in a single a part of the realm may have a number of and wide-ranging results, as has been proven via the hot and quick international upward thrust in nutrients costs. Transnational agencies (TNCs) were valuable to the advance of this international nutrition procedure, dominating construction, overseas alternate, processing, distribution, and retail sectors. furthermore, those international companies play a key position within the institution of principles and rules in which they themselves are ruled. This ebook examines how TNCs workout strength over international foodstuff and agriculture governance and what the implications are for the sustainability of the worldwide meals method. The ebook defines 3 features of this company energy: instrumental strength, or direct impression; structural strength, or the wider impact businesses have over atmosphere agendas and principles; and discursive, or communicative and persuasive, energy. The ebook starts off via analyzing the character of company energy in circumstances starting from "green" nutrition certification in Southeast Asia and company effect on U.S. nutrition reduction coverage to governance within the seed and foreign foodstuff safeguard criteria. Chapters research such concerns as advertising of corporate-defined "environmental sustainability" and "food security," biotechnology organisations and highbrow estate rights, and customer resistance to GMOs and different instances of contestation in agrobiology. In a last bankruptcy, the editors elevate the an important query of ways to accomplish participation, transparency, and responsibility in nutrients 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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