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Chapter 6

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University of Guelph
SOC 2080
Anthony Winson

Chapter 6The 7 Sub complexes of the Food Economy 1Agriculture and Fishingsecuring basic food stuffs destined for transformationdistribution everywhere 2Food Processing Industriesproduce intermediate goods flours sweeteners and final consumption foodsmade of private and public companies 3Wholesale Distribution and Retail Sectorunder control of giant retail food chains 4Institutional Food Industrywide array of institutions schools universities hospitals government offices some agro firms are specific to supply this sector 5Input and Service Industrieswide range of intermediate goodsinputs fertilizers seed companies feed veterinary supply companies in processing cans bottles plastic bags 6State and QuasiState institutions Apparatuses and Regulatory Structuresvary from society to society outcomes of the struggles of competing class interests Corporate Concentration in Comparative Perspectivea small amount of corporations own most of the sales in all product categories corporate concentration in Canada is higher than other industrial powers ie USA Conglomerate Firm Crosssubsidization and the Demise of Competitionby means of conglomerate structures corporations can enhance their market poweroutcompete others conglomeratecompaniesgroups of companie
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