Geo #5 - Environment, Food and People- Lecture #5 (Oct 13,...

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Environment, Food and People- Lecture #5 (Oct 13, 2009) - Term test on Oct 27 th (room EX 100) - Bring: T-card, pens/pencils, name of T.A and tutorial group - Globalization of Production o Pre-Industrial - Tied to colonialism (get access to products they couldn’t produce themselves) - Spatially extensive (uses up a lot of area) - Spatial specialization (‘luxury’ crops) - Mostly ‘luxury’ trade o Industrial - Spatially intensive - Spatial specialization (food crops) certain regions specialize at certain things; local specialization - Rise of food trade (bulk rather than luxury) o Post- Industrial - Organization of production, processing, retail - Globalized supply chains - Increasing TNC (Trans National Corporations) control - Commodity Chains o Early 20 th Century - Few suppliers (few supplies!) - Many producers (farmers) - Few wholesalers/traders (food produce, consumed around that region so not an extensive trade process) - Few Processors (few process items!) - Many retailers (lots of little stores) - Many consumers (large population) o Late 20 th Century - Many suppliers (but few owners) mainly owned by big corporations - Many producers (fewer farmers because of the size of farm)
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Geo #5 - Environment, Food and People- Lecture #5 (Oct 13,...

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