Economic Trends | GEOFF COLVIN: China's Food Security Strategy & Food Costs
GEOFF COLVIN from Fortune magazine is always out in front of the economic trends that are driving business change and competition. This link to his piece in the latest issue is a great example - it focuses on the disruption in agriculture that could change food supplies and food costs worldwide.
The issue: there’s been wave of global consolidation in agriculture that will put roughly 50% of the commercial seed market under the control of a few giant multinationals. ChemChina bought Syngenta, Dow Chemical is buying DuPont, and Germany’s Bayer is buying Monsanto. The impact of the changes to the competitive landscape can’t be overstated, including the national security considerations.
In particular, ChemChina's purchase of Syngenta has made clear that China's food security strategy is being implemented to insulate its huge population against the kinds of food disruptions and famines the country has endured in the past. At the same time the consolidation is being looked at very carefully by global political and economic experts . Here's more:
Where is the business climate headed and how can you lead and compete more effectively? Those are the questions Geoff Colvin answers for audiences of business leaders from nearly every industry on a regular basis. As one of the top business speakers available, Geoff's insights are tailored to each individual group. There’s no better business journalist to speak to at your event about the drivers of change to the business landscape.
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