Who controls what? The political economy of our food system

A talk by Tracy Ledger
Researcher, Public Affairs Research Institute

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It is said that if you really want to understand something, you must follow the money. Who owns what in our food system, and where does the money go? If we can understand the power relations among different food system actors we can start to make sense of the implications. How has the pandemic revealed the links between ownership, profit, hunger and disease? What have those with power and money done in response to the pandemic, and how might this change their relationships with society beyond consumerism into the future?


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Tracy Ledger

Dr. Tracy Ledger is a Senior Research at the Public Affairs Research Institute, which is affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. She holds a PhD degree in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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