More Bastards: Cargill, Inc.

Cargill – these guys are proper bastards.
Cargill is a privately-owned agricultural commodity conglomerate: “the world’s largest food company”. You probably ate something they produced today. On their website   they claim that that their “supply chain respects people and human rights.”
So look what they’ve been doing in rural Columbia – secretly amassing land from small farmers in eastern Colombia, despite a law prohibiting the practice. “The company’s ability to disguise itself behind more than three-dozen front companies gave it the ability to tap into Colombian land reserved for the poor, expanding its holdings there by some 53,000 hectares.”

Corp Watch:

Oxfam: Cargill’s unhappy land venture in Colombia | Oxfam America The Politics of Poverty Blog.

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