ABSTRACT

This study is an attempt to explain and analyse some of the changes in this important sector of the food industry and important component of the international food chain. This is a topic that involves the evolution of the international economy and the part played by the investment of capital, technology, and the enterprise of individuals. It also has relevance to the evolution of patterns of development of the agricultural exporting regions of the New World, and the changing patterns of personal consumption in the post-industrial world.