Invisible Giant: Cargill and Its Transnational Strategies

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Transnational corporations straddle the globe, largely unseen by the public. Cargill, with its headquarters in the US, is the largest private corporation in North America, and possibly in the world. Cargill trades in food commodities and produces a great many of them: grains, flour, malt, corn, cotton, salt, vegetable oils, fruit juices, animal feeds, and meat. Among its most profitable activities is its trade in the global financial markets. There are few national economies unaffected by Cargill's activities, and few eaters in the north whose food does not pass through Cargill's hands at some point. Yet Cargill remains largely invisible to most people and accountable to no one outside the company.

This is the second edition of an explosive book that breaks the silence on the true extent of Cargill's power and influence worldwide -- its ability to shape national policies, and the implications of these strategies for all of us. Thoroughly revised and updated, Kneen's new book offers shocking new evidence of Cargill's activities since the book was first published in 1995. He examines how it has succeeded in eliminating competition by undertaking joint ventures with virtually all of its suppossed competitors. He shows how this massive corporation continues to aquire and divest, extending its grip even further in what amounts to almost total control of the global food system.

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Brewster Kneen is Canada's foremost analyst and critic of agribusiness. He has written several books on different aspects of food and its production and also publishes a monthly newsletter, The Ram's Horn.

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"Cargill's secret is hiring good people and giving them a real challenge, so they'll rise to it," says Brewster Kneen, author of the recently published second edition of "Invisible Giant." One trader in his mid-20s was handed $30 million and told to build a bond portfolio from scratch. He did." -- Forbes Magazine"People who are concerned about the influence of corporations on civic institutions, on economic security, on the well-being of the environment, and who are interested in working to change that influence could hardly find a better primer on corporate thinking and conduct than this book." -- The Boycott Quarterly"Brewster Kneen's strong analysis of Cargill should be required reading for anyone interested in how we get our food." -- Catholic New Times"An excellent book which draws readers into an Orwellian 1984 environment and leaves shivers. Don't read it alone." -- Republican News Anything one person wanted to know about Cargill -- the world's largest grain trader, the largest privately held US company, one of the world's largest salt traders - can be found in one handy source, Brewester Kneen's Invisible Giant...It brings to the public information that is absolutely critical to know, but that is hidden from all but the most diligent researchers. In order for all of us to understand and engage in our food and agriculture system, we need to have this information. Read it for your own good! -- Cropchoice.com

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