Political Sociology of Agrobusiness: GMO and agrofuels in Latin America

Gian Carlo Delgado
International Journal of Human Sciences
Vol. 5 No. 1. 2008


The type and “nature” of technological innovation sponsored by the agroindustry as a basis of its business, is a highly debated issue because of both, its uncertainty on ‘technical’ aspects and its socio-ecological impacts and implications. This paper reviews the case of the genetically modified organisms (GMO) and its relation with the promotion of the agrofuel production business. The analysis offers a sociopolitical perspective, meaning the appraisal of the process of agreement and clash of agroindustry’s interests towards the socioecological limits of its projects. The main study case is Latin America.

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