The Intimate Commodity: Food and the Development of the Agro-Industrial Complex in Canada

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The Intimate Commodity is the first book to examine power and control within the Canadian food economy, and to blend historical scholarship with new empirical research on the topic. The author examines the rise of the agricultural producers and agrarian movements, and the shift in the balance of power to major food manufacturing consortia and retail food chains. In addition, the social and human impact of these changes during the era of free trade and global economic restructuring are a major component of the work.

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Anthony Winson is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph.

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This enjoyable study compels us to consider the implications of our ability to make democratic choices on food policy... an exceptional examination, and necessary reading for farm leaders and decision makers.

(Wayne Easter, Past President, National Farmers Union)

How odd that my personal life as a mother and grocery shopper, and my professional life in Canada's largest food bank, are intimately associated with a business I know so little about... this book explains things about the industry that I simply had not previously understood.

(Susan Cox, Asst. Executive Director, Daily Bread Food Bank, Toronto)

Well organized and academically disciplined, yet accessible, this book fills a serious void and will advance the critical tradition in rural studies.

(Bob Stirling, University of Regina)

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