This research brief is part of the Haas Institute's Shahidi Project from the Global Justice Program. The Shahidi Project (Shahidi is a Swahili word meaning “witness”) intends to demystify the power structures and capacities of transnational food and agricultural corporations within our food system. To that end, researchers have developed a robust database focusing on ten of the largest food and agricultural corporations in the world.
See more at belonging.berkeley.edu/shahidi/.
About the Authors
Elsadig Elsheikh is the director of the Global Justice program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California-Berkeley, where he oversees the program’s projects and research on corporate power, food system, forced migration, human rights, Islamophobia, structural marginality and inclusion, and trade and development.
Hossein Ayazi, PhD, is a project policy analyst with the Global Justice program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. His work addresses US and global food systems, agri-environmental policy, globalization, neoliberalism, forced migration, race, culture, state power, and social movements. He has co-authored reports on the US Farm Bill, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and global forced migration.
Elsadig Elsheikh and Hossein Ayazi. “The Era of Corporate Consolidation and The End of Competition: Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont, and ChemChina-Syngenta.” Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, CA. October 2018. belonging.berkeley.edu/shahidi
Special thanks to the Food and Farm Communications Fund, which provided the seed funding for the Shahidi project.