How does the Corporatisation of Agriculture Contribute to Global Environmental Injustices?

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Mia Sandgren

Keywords

corporatisation, agriculture, environmental injustices, global, food security

Abstract

This article argues that the corporatisation of agriculture creates and reinforces environmental injustices at a global scale. A review of peer-reviewed literature reveals that global agricultural businesses do not promote food security or benefits for the poor and expose the world’s poorest farmers to disproportionate risks. This situation is not just from a Rawlsian perspective. Injustices arise from the capitalist pursuit of profit, power imbalances and the separation of production and consumption in a globalised world. Popular suggestions for alleviating the injustices discussed in this paper do not address these underlying causes of injustice. A more just food system may require fundamental and profound changes to how we produce and value food.

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