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Department
Geography
Course
GGRA02H3
Professor
Michael Bunce
Semester
Fall

Description
food = comm odity = product (processed) value is adde d trad ed, mark eted, has surplus value -- then make production of food as efficient and prof itable - becomes a manufactured item (process) - fresh fruitsvegetables -- small amount of processing - me at -- frozen & com pacted into a patty - tran sport ation of feed on a global scale 5. Global agribusiness system - global scale integrat ion of all stages of food prod uction into a corp ora te system - agribusiness -- - agro-food com plexes: industrial relations of production and processing (e.g. grain- livestock complex) -- corn , soybeans (most are GMOs) prod uction expanded to fuel of grow thfeed of cattle - verticle linkages Ownership linkages = corp orat e control of all stages (Del Monte) Contract linkages = farmers under contrac t to corp orat ions (McCains) - farm ers producing things they have to find a mark et for -- avoid tariffs, do not have to be subjec t to price fluxes contrac tors -- Cargill - grow ing grain and contrac ting others to grow gr
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