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.