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Hungry for Profit – The Agribusiness Threat to Farmers, Food and the Environment

 Author: Fred Magdoff, John Bellamy Foster, Frederick H. Buttel  Publisher: Monthly Review Press  ISBN: 1-58367-016-5  Pages: 248  Language: English

The conventional view that agriculture was displaced by industry in two stages-by the industrial revolution in the late nineteenth century and, as a  result of the rise of the agribusiness system in the mid-twentieth century-has left many observers of the contemporary issues with the impression that to deal with agriculture is essentially to focus on political-economic history rather than contemporary political-economy.