The neoliberal food regime in Latin America: state, agribusiness transnational corporations and biotechnology

  title={The neoliberal food regime in Latin America: state, agribusiness transnational corporations and biotechnology},
  author={Gerardo Otero},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'{\'e}tudes du d{\'e}veloppement},
  pages={282 - 294}
  • G. Otero
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Economics
  • Canadian Journal of Development Studies / Revue canadienne d'études du développement
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