RAN’s agribusiness campaign confronts the ABCs of rainforest destruction

Written by Brihannala

Topics: Agribusiness

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Last week, our soon-to-be-launched agribusiness campaign put Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) on notice that it needs to answer for its role in rainforest destruction. This week, we sent similar letters to agribusiness giants Cargill and Bunge, telling them they, too, must be held accountable for the environmental havoc and human rights violations associated with their soy and palm oil operations around the world. ADM was quick to respond, asking to meet with us. Could this be part of the company’s new strategy to beef up its PR efforts? We’ll see if ADM’s competitors are as eager to spin. Either way, while face-to-face meetings are a good first step, these companies have a long, long way to go on the road to environmentally and socially just practices.

Stay tuned—this campaign is only just heating up.

3 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Jo Ann Cordova says:

    I am doing a paper on the Rainforest and what is happening to the habitat and the plant life and the trees and atmosphere. If you can send me any information about it I surely would appreciate it. We need to save the rainforest.

  2. Jo Ann Cordova says:

    can you help me out with information please

  3. Stef Morgan says:

    There is so much information from so many sources– thanks RAN for getting it together and in focus, creating strategies to force change and putting them into action!

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