A mock international tribunal held in the Netherlands and put together by activist groups has concluded that the St. Louis-based seed company Monsanto has “engaged in practices that have impinged on the basic human right to a healthy environment.”
Commodities trader Archer Daniels Midland recently announced it has begun operations at a carbon capture and storage project in central Illinois capable of storing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year.
Newly unsealed court documents detail “outrageous” communications between Monsanto employees and an EPA regulator over the safety of a controversial chemical found in the seed company’s top weed killer, advocates say.
ByJohnathan Hettinger & Robert Holly/Big-AgWatch.org |
While new administration officials have cast doubts about climate change, the world’s largest agribusiness companies — which have billions of dollars invested in the health of the planet — have not. Here is a comprehensive guide to what some of the world’s biggest agricultural companies are doing related to climate change based on a review of news reports, SEC documents, their own websites and reports, and publicly available data.
Calling 2016 a “banner year” for Monsanto’s The Climate Corporation, company executives announced during a special conference call held last week that the digital ag platform had more than 100 million total farmland acres enrolled in its services.
Agriculture giant Cargill Inc. is among four Minnesota businesses that contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians who say climate change is a hoax or exaggerated, a new report from Minnesota Public Radio has found.