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ISBN-10: 0745688047

ISBN-13: 9780745688046

Edition: 2017

Authors: Bill Winders, Bill Winders

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Grains - particularly maize, rice, and wheat - are the central component of most people's diets, but we rarely stop to think about the wider role they play in national and international policy-making, as well as global issues like food security, biotechnology, and even climate change.   But why are grains so important and ubiquitous? What political conflicts and economic processes underlie this dominance?  Who controls the world's supply of grains and with what outcomes?  In this timely book, Bill Winders unravels the complex story of feed and food grains in the global economy.  Highlighting the importance of corporate control and divisions between grains - such as who grows them, and who…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 10/21/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.80" wide x 8.20" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Bill Winders is associate professor of sociology, the School of History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives in Atlanta.