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.
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.
Unless you are an ostrich or a U.S. republican lawmaker, you likely are on board with the concept that Earth’s climate is changing on a worldwide scale. The implications for agriculture are not to be ignored.