The global commodification of agriculture and its perils

Resurgence 295

March/April 2015
March 2015

Cover: The global commodification of agriculture and its perils

The illusion of cheap food under commodified agriculture

by
Gunnar Rundgren

In this critique of the modern food system, Gunnar Rundgren argues that the commercialisation of farming has led us to view land, water and nature as private property and the life of the land, our symbionts, as commodities.

Ecology

by
Arnie Gundersen

The same skewed decision-making process that led to ignoring the tsunami risk at Fukushima is still being applied to new nuclear construction and old nuclear operation, warns Arnie Gundersen.

Economics

by
Jeremy Seabrook

A recent US Department of Justice report on HSBC, the British-owned bank, has observed that its 'historical cultural deficiencies continue to pervade its operations today'.