The Rise of Mega-companies in the Global Food System: Implications for Justice and Sustainability
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 12:30PM-2:00PM
A shrinking number of ever larger “mega-companies” command enormous influence over the global food system. The Liu Institute for Global Issues is hosting a talk with Jennifer Clapp discussing this issue.
In this talk, Jennifer Clapp for a talk about the current status of corporate consolidation across the global agrifood system, its key drivers, and the implications of this trend for the future of food systems more broadly. She argues that a complex mix of technological, financial and policy factors have encouraged growing concentration in the sector in recent years, and discusses current policy proposals to address it.
Jennifer Clapp is a Canada Research Chair in Global Food Security and Sustainability, and a Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Visiting Research Scholar from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She has published widely on the global governance of problems that arise at the intersection of the global economy, the environment, and food security. Her most recent books include Speculative Harvests: Financialization, Food, and Agriculture (with S. Ryan Isakson, Fernwood Press, 2018), Food, 2nd Edition (Polity, 2016), and Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid (Cornell University Press, 2012).School of Public Policy and Global Affairs (SPPGA).
Date and Time
Tuesday, October 8 2019 | 12:30PM – 2:00PM
XʷΘƏΘIQƏTƏM (Place of Many Trees) at The Liu Institute for Global Issues | 6476 NW Marine Drive