US-Based Food and Agricultural Value Chains and Their Relevance to Healthy Diets.


Journal Article

This article examines the structure and health implications of two industries, chicken and tomatoes, that play prominent roles in US food and agricultural competitiveness. Both industries have become more concentrated over time, with powerful "lead firms" driving geographical, technological, and marketing changes. Overall, a processed food revolution has taken place in agricultural products that transforms the types of food and dietary options available to consumers. The nature of contemporary food and agricultural value chains affects the strategies and policies that can be effectively employed to address major health goals such as improved nutrition, food safety, and food security.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gereffi, G; Lee, J; Christian, M

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 4 / 3-4

Start / End Page

  • 357 - 374

PubMed ID

  • 23144675

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23144675

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1932-0256

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-0248

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/19320240903321276


  • eng