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Our Dinner Table, Our Health: Transnational Agribusiness. Detailed notes.

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Social Science
SOSC 2150
Lykke Dela Cour

January 24: Our Dinner Tables, Our Health: Transnational Agribusiness Lecture I) Food Production and Health - obesity not the only issue surrounding food consumption that needs to be examined. How is food produced? Sold? - growth of Agrobusiness and transnational co. - better food, better health II) Transformations in Farming Mono-crop farming - large fields of single type crops year after year instead of rotating grops. (Rotations would prevent rapid depletion of the soil and reduce need for fertilizers, etc.) no rotation or segmentation of crops.animals started post WWII bc growing population and urbanizations. At the same time growing demands for fast- food industry and growth of chemical industries post WWII pesticides fertilizers. Food is made cheaper. GMO - like antibiotics for food. Agro-Industrial Complex (AIC) and Transnational Corporations (TNC) AIC refers to the rise and dominance of Transnational Corporations in agricultural sector. horizontal integration - buying up small companies and making a
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