International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

The Emerging Nano-Corporate Paradigm: Nanotechnology and the Transformation of Nature, Food and Agri-Food Systems

International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Volume 15, issue 2 (2007), pages 22-44

Authors: Gyorgy Scrinisa and Kristen Lyonsb
Affiliation: aGlobalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia; bSchool of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

ISSN: 0798-1759


Nanotechnology represents the latest in a line of technological innovations set to transform agriculture and food production. From the farm to the table, nanotechnology research and development is being applied across the entire agri-food system. In this paper we outline the contours of what we call the nano-corporate food paradigm. We examine research and commercial applications of nanotechnology in the agriculture and food sectors, and showcase the ways in which the nano-corporate food paradigm is being applied, and at the same time may shape and transform agri-food systems.

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