Business as Usual? Corporatization and the Changing Role of Social Reproduction in the Organic Agrofood Sector

Lisa F. Clark

Abstract


Lisa F. Clark’s article is concerned with the evolution of organic food production, particularly in Canada and the United States, where large agro-industrial corporations are becoming a major presence in what was once a niche market dominated by small producers. Their products, she argues, are organic only in the sense that they are produced without direct chemical inputs; the broader historic concerns of organic food producers with specific marketing and production relations and their broader ecological commitments are being left behind as this sector is further incorporated into the global capitalist economy.

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Studies in Political Economy:
Online ISSN 1918-7033
Print ISSN 0707-8552