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School
University of Guelph
Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2080
Professor
Anthony Winson
Semester
Winter

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the processors Retailers consolidateoligopolistic control of the food system control of top firms by sectorus beef packaging85 tyson cargill swift co Nat Beef packaginggrain trade 90ADM Bunge Cargill Seeds 60 Dupont Monsanto Pork Processing66 smithfield tyson cargill swift food retailing48 Walmart Albertsons Kroger SafewyAhold Hendrickson 2007 The processorsHarper wants the wheat board to pull out of beef packing its only controlled by 4 firms3 firms have55 of control ConglomeratePg 113 chart FalloutWith free trade a lot of small processors shut downCouldnt keep up with competitive pricing Lower prices kill competition then jack up pricesThe conglomerate firms dfn Group of companies under unified control producing goods and services in unrelated sectors of activitycross subsidization and predatory pricing Eg PG and GEneral Foods in coffe market Delmonte Heinz and Pillsbury in Canadawhat is the fallout for far
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