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International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food

Published by Michigan State University

Official publication of the Research Committee on Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC-40)
of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

Editors: Raymond Jussaume, Claire Marris and Katerina Psarikidou

Frequency: 3 issues per year 
ISSN: 0798-1759

Volume 15 Issue 2 (2007)

The Emerging Nano-Corporate Paradigm:

Nanotechnology and the Transformation of Nature, Food and Agri-Food Systems                                                             22-44

Authors: Gyorgy Scrinis(a) and Kristen Lyons(b)
Affiliation: (a)Globalism Institute, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia; (b)School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Australia

Abstract             PDF

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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