A comfortable, smooth, reasonable, democratic unfreedom prevails in advanced industrial civilization, a token of technical progress. – Herbert Marcuse
A particular example of corporatism and social control can be found within global food systems, the ways they are monopolized and managed. The control and management of global food supplies has been a corporate and political priority for decades, with US-based conglomerates leading the charge. As elite establishment political figure Henry Kissinger remarked in 1970, ‘Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people.’ Recent research places multinational corporations behind the push toward controlling global food supplies.