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.