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ERIC Number: EJ840910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0270-4676
The Agrofuels Transition: Restructuring Places and Spaces in the Global Food System
Holt-Giminez, Eric; Shattuck, Annie
Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, v29 n3 p180-188 2009
Despite recent critiques of agrofuels, the industry is booming, signaling transformations in the world's food and fuels systems. International financial institutions, biotechnology firms, governments, and agribusiness are restructuring control over land, genetic resources, economic space, and market power. These moves prefer transnational capital at the expense of farmers in the North and extensive areas vital to the livelihoods of small producers in the Global South. This article suggests that the agrofuels boom may be a new--and particularly destructive--stage in industry's extractive transformations of agriculture. The movement-based logic of "food sovereignty"--people's right to define their own food and agriculture systems--suggests a rollback of the "agrofuels transition" is possible. (Contains 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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