Corporate Concentration

Concentration in corporate power is the defining feature of today's global economy, with profound implications for livelihoods, well-being, the environment and human rights. ETC Group has long monitored the "Gene Giants" (who aggregate control over seeds, agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, genomics and food processing and retailing). Today many of the same large corporations are touting the use of new technologies - including genomics, nanotechnology and synthetic biology - to transform biomass into high-value products or to manufacture materials "from the bottom up." They are moving from being - 'gene giants' to 'biomass-ters' or even 'matter moguls.'

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The wrong kind of Food Systems Summit 23 Jul 2021
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In collaboration with Freehand Studio in Nairobi, we’re launching 'Big Brother is Coming to the Farm: the digital takeover of food', an animation about the #BattleForTheFutureOfFood. 12 Apr 2021
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Who will control food and farming by the end of the decade? 16 Oct 2020
ETC Group on COVID, data giants, the food system and community responses 21 May 2020
Pat Mooney talks global corporate power moves 6 May 2020
Stakeholders vs. Steak-eaters 12 Feb 2020
World Food Systems Summit is part of a three-pronged corporate food policy power grab 12 Feb 2020
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Mapping Corporate Power in Big Food 27 Nov 2019
Texto en español disponible! 15 Oct 2018