Brewster Kneen – Invisible Giant. Cargill and Its Transnational Strategies 2Nd Ed
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Transnational corporations straddle the globe, largely unseen by the public. Cargill, with its headquarters in the US, is the largest private corporation in North America, and possibly in the world. Cargill trades in food commodities and produces a great many of them: grains, flour, malt, corn, cotton, salt, vegetable oils, fruit juices, animal feeds, and meat. Among its most profitable activities is its trade in the global financial markets. There are few national economies unaffected by Cargill’s activities, and few eaters in the north whose food does not pass through Cargill’s hands at some point. Yet Cargill remains largely invisible to most people and accountable to no one outside the company.
This is the second edition of an explosive book that breaks the silence on the true extent of Cargill’s power and influence worldwide — its ability to shape national policies, and the implications of these strategies for all of us. Thoroughly revised and updated, Kneen’s new book offers shocking new evidence of Cargill’s activities since the book was first published in 1995. He examines how it has succeeded in eliminating competition by undertaking joint ventures with virtually all of its suppossed competitors. He shows how this massive corporation continues to aquire and divest, extending its grip even further in what amounts to almost total control of the global food 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 several books on different aspects of food and its production and also publishes a monthly newsletter, The Ram’s Horn.
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