Transnational firms straddle the globe, largely unseen by the general public. Cargill, with its headquarters within the US, is the most important personal company in North America, and presumably on this planet. Cargill trades in meals commodities and produces a fantastic lots of them: grains, flour, malt, corn, cotton, salt, vegetable oils, fruit juices, animal feeds, and meat. Among its most worthwhile actions is its commerce within the world monetary markets. There are few nationwide economies unaffected by Cargill’s actions, and few eaters within the north whose meals doesn’t move by means of Cargill’s palms in some unspecified time in the future. Yet Cargill stays largely invisible to most individuals and accountable to nobody exterior the corporate.
This is the second version of an explosive guide that breaks the silence on the true extent of Cargill’s energy and affect worldwide — its means to form nationwide insurance policies, and the implications of those methods for all of us. Thoroughly revised and up to date, Kneen’s new guide gives surprising new proof of Cargill’s actions for the reason that guide was first revealed in 1995. He examines the way it has succeeded in eliminating competitors by endeavor joint ventures with just about all of its suppossed opponents. He reveals how this huge company continues to aquire and divest, extending its grip even additional in what quantities to virtually whole management of the worldwide meals system.
“An excellent book which draws readers into an Orwellian 1984 environment and leaves shivers. Don’t read it alone.” — Republican News
“Brewster Kneen’s strong analysis of Cargill should be required reading for anyone interested in how we get our food.” — Catholic New Times
“People who are concerned about the influence of corporations…could hardly find a better primer on corporate thinking and conduct…” — The Boycott Quarterly
About the Author
Brewster Kneen is Canada’s foremost analyst and critic of agribusiness. He has written a number of books on totally different points of meals and its manufacturing and additionally publishes a month-to-month e-newsletter, The Ram’s Horn.