Agricultural Business/Agribusiness

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Africa's Farm Revolution - Who will Benefit?
Morlin-Yron, Sophie; Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
A farming revolution is under way in Africa, pushed by giant corporations and the UK's aid budget. It will surely be good for the global economy, but will Africa's small farmers see the benefit?
Agri-Terrorists Accuse Seed Bank of Agri-Terrorism: The Terror of GMOs
Carson, Kevin
Article
2014
Since their beginnings, the USDA and state departments of agriculture have heavily subsidized, and acted as the enforcement arm of, the corporate agribusiness crime syndicate, terrorizing people who p...
Agrica's Tanzania Rice Scheme Has Devastated Local Farmers, Say NGOs
Smallteacher, Richard
Article
2015
A flagship rice plantation in Tanzania run by UK investors has allegedly destroyed the livelihoods of local smallholder farmers, driven them into debt and impacted the local environment, according to ...
Altered Genes, Twisted Truth: How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public
Drucker, Steven M.
Book
2015
Drucker elucidates the scientific facts about genetically engineered foods that the PR myths have been obscuring.
California drought: agribusiness, fracking untouched by water rationing
Blake, Evan
Article
2015
California has responded to the drought by rationing water, with $500 fines for domestic 'water wasters'. But agribusiness and water-intensive industries like fracking remain untouched by the restrict...
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Food, Shelter and the American Dream
Aronowitz, Stanley
Book
1974
Discusses the state of the American economy, the consequences for politics and culture that might arise from the new situation, and possible solutions.
Ghana's women farmers resist the G7 plan to grab Africa's seeds
Chow,Heidi
Article
2015
Sharing and saving seed is a crucial part of traditional farming all over Africa. Governments, backed by multinational seed companies, are imposing oppressive seed laws that attack the continent's mai...
Global Agribusiness, Dependency and the Marginalisation of Self-Sufficiency, Organic Farming and Agroecology
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
Is organic-based farming merely a niche model of agriculture that is not capable of feeding the global population? Or does it have a major role to play? In addressing these questions, it would be usef...
GMOs, Development and the Politics of Unhappiness
Todhunter, Colin
Article
2016
Modern state-corporate capitalism is stripping the environment bare through unsustainable levels of consumption. It is legitimised by a deceitful ideology that attempts to justify and sell a system wh...
Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
Steel, Carolyn
Book
2008
Hungry City details the transformation of the food industry and it's not so benevolent impact on humanity. Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are the by-products of a system that is characterized by ...
I was wrong on veganism: Traditional livestock production makes ecological sense
Monbiot, George
Article
2010
An environmental reporter reviews the environmental impacts of meat production in the developed world. He finds that First World meat production is incredibly wasteful but that this is not a requireme...
Land and seed laws under attack as Africa is groomed for corporate recolonization
Article
2015
Across Africa, laws are being rewritten to open farming up to an agribusiness invasion - displacing millions of small cultivators and replacing them with a new model of profit-oriented agriculture usi...
Meat: A Benign Extravagance
Fairlie, Simon
Book
2010
An exploration of the difficult environmental and ethical issues that surround the human consumption of animal flesh.
Monsanto: Contamination By All Means Necessary
Todhuner, Colin
Article
2013
What happens when you allow commercial interests free rein over a nation state's food and agricultural policies? Consumers and farmers end up paying the price.
Monsanto vs. Vernon Bowman's Farm: The Fiction of Intellectual Property
Knapp, Thomas L.
Article
2013
Monsanto’s entire case against Vernon Bowman — as with Percy Schmeiser — is that their profits will be negatively affected if they’e not empowered to dictate what Vernon Bowman does on his own land an...
Mozambique's Movement to End Land Grabs
Lemos, Anabela; Adler, Simone (eds.)
Article
2016
To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land break...
Neoliberal Ebola: The Agroeconomic Origins of the Ebola Outbreak
Wallace, Rob
Article
2015
Wallace describes the rise of Ebola, connecting its outbreak to capital-driven shifts in land and changes in the agroeconomic context.
The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto: What Now?
Cummins, Ronnie
Article
2011
Unprecedented wholesale and retail control of the organic marketplace by companies employing a business model of selling twice as much so-called "natural" food as certified organic food, coupled with ...
The Right-to-Farm Scam: Third Wave Corporatocracy
Fitz, Don
Article
2014
When Monsanto’s home state of Missouri passed the “Right to Farm” on August 5, 2014 the third noose of corporate control tightened around the neck of the US. Unlike the first two steps of corporate d...
The Spider & The Fly, Agribusiness and the Farmer, The Way it Really is
Book
1981
This account of potato farming issues in New Brunswick was prepared by the National Farmers' Union for the Farmers' Enquiry in New Brunswick.
Stuffed and Starved: Markets, Power and the Hidden Battle for the World's Food System
Patel, Raj
Book
2007
This investigation into the global food market postulates that the current state of population health, where one billion people are overweight and one billion people are starving exemplifies the diseq...
There's Nothing Parochial About the Issue of GMO Food Labeling
Latham, Jonathan
Article
2017
A criticism of the notion that the issue of labelling GMO foods is too narrow in focus, detailing the complexities of the issue and arguing for the broader importance of labelling.
Toward the Agro-Police State: You’ll Need an iPad if You Want to be a Farmer
Ruiz-Marrero, Carmelo
Article
2014
The main problem with precision agriculture -- and the hype that surrounds it -- is the faulty assumptions that it rests on. The problems of agriculture are not caused by a lack of technology, or even...
Will GM Crops Collapse the Food System?
Goodman, Jim
Article
2014
Often when a technology is introduced one never considers why it was introduced or what future events and connections may be put in motion. Clearly the trend to global crop production and marketing ha...

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Monsanto's Worst Fear May Be Coming True
Latham, Jonathan
2015
The Chipotle restaurant chain decides to make its product lines GMO-free -- a trend that may be a threat to Monsanto's goal of controlling the food industry.