A more interesting link to fascism than the monopolisation of power mentioned in the previous paragraph, is the uniformity of the crops of industrial agriculture. A field of GM crops has often been called a "green desert" since there is no diversity. In fact, industrial farming destroys biodiversity in its drive to cover the planet with mono-crops, much as human diversity in totalitarian societies were subordinated to a fascist ideal. Uniformity to this ideal was aggressively pursued and diversity was suppressed and even eliminated. One of the problems with mono-agriculture is that its dependence on a single variety of crop makes it very vulnerable to complete harvest failure. There is much talk about "food security" but GM mono-agriculture is not the solution. Survival of life depends on diversity and biodiversity. Industrial agriculture is the greatest current threat to biodiversity and, therefore, to life on Earth.
Agribusiness is a threat to food security in another way, in the sense that foreign food companies have an undue influence on countries dependent on them for food and agricultural technology. As Raj Patel points out in From Fork to Plate, certain food companies control almost all stages in the production, processing and distribution of food, hence ensuring an almost complete monopoly. Some GM companies even have private armies of "officials" ensuring that farmers adhere to the rules of the company regarding the use of their seeds. The companies also have teams of scientists developing fertilisers, pesticides and herbicides that only work with their GM seeds, thus forcing the farmers to depend on them further. Independent farmers struggle to compete with agribusiness's increasing monopoly of the means of agricultural production.
Despite their propaganda to the contrary, these companies do not want to feed the world but to make a profit. Nor are they the solution to world hunger, but one of its causes, since the poor cannot afford to buy their food. Agricultural surplus is used, instead, to produce more meat and dairy and even biofuels for people who do have money.
The militarist, totalitarian societies that lost the Second World War would have been impressed by the power of modern agribusiness, the slogan of which could be "Who controls the food, controls the world".