Posts Tagged with "adm"

ADM vs. Responsible Palm Oil & Human Rights

Monday, November 7, 2011

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ADM vs. Responsible Palm Oil & Human Rights

Unlike 2008′s showdown, nobody from RAN attended this year’s Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) shareholder meeting to hold CEO Patricia Woertz’ ass to the fire. Nonetheless, ADM did not get away without responding to tough questions about the company’s irresponsible palm oil supply chain. ADM, one of the world’s largest agricultural processors with operations in more [...]

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Cargill & ADM Support Community Conflict in Indonesia

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Cargill & ADM Support Community Conflict in Indonesia

Do you remember in 2009 when the World Bank’s lending arm, the International Finance Corp. (IFC), came under fire from human rights and environmental organizations lobbying to halt its funding of destructive palm oil development in Indonesia and Malaysia? The 18-month global moratorium on lending for new palm oil investments that followed was a direct [...]

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Justice Begins With Seeds

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Justice Begins With Seeds

Bringing together an inspiring array of speakers including Vandana Shiva, Ignacio Chapela, Andrew Kimbrell, and Miguel Altieri, the Justice Begins with Seeds conference in San Francisco provided an important platform to reignite the struggle against the ongoing genetic modification of our food and food systems. The California Biosafety Alliance, an organization that works to create [...]

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Cargill, here we come….

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

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Imagine that most of your access to food was controlled by about five corporations. Imagine that the biggest of those was a privately held company that has been utterly unaccountable, responsible for massive human rights abuses, rainforest destruction and climate change. Now imagine that all the top executives were your neighbors, your friends parents or [...]

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Happy Biofools Day

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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Go rock the vote! This is democracy at its finest people – you choose the fool and then we’ll all go challenge them to stop their ridiculous and destructive fantasies of converting land for fuel. This is no April fools joke. If you haven’t heard, biofuels are naaaasty. People are already being displaced by big [...]

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Shame on ADM! Vote ADM for Corporate Hall of Shame TODAY!

Friday, June 27, 2008

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Vote for ADM in the Corporate Hall of Shame Today! -Shame on ADM for its role in destroying tropical rainforests for soy and palm plantations; -Shame on ADM for displacing Indigenous and local communities from their traditional territories and/or small farms to expand their soy and palm plantations; -Shame on ADM for exacerbating climate change [...]

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I love my veggie grease…now what?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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There is a growing consensus that the highly touted “fuel of the future” may not be the panacea that we once that it was. Agrofuels, made from large-scale industrial crops, like palm oil, soy, sugarcane and canola, have far more social and environmental problems than benefits. But, let’s get clear on something. Agrofuels are very [...]

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ADM Protest: Stench, Soy, and Severe Security

Friday, November 9, 2007

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I’ve just returned from a quick trip helping our Rainforest Agribusiness team organize a protest the ADM annual shareholders meeting in Decatur, IL. If you haven’t yet, check out Leila’s post about all the action inside the meeting. My job was to help put together our outside action. I’ll give you the summary first and [...]

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ADM Execs, Shareholders and Employees hear from RAN and Indigenous leaders at Annual Meeting

Friday, November 9, 2007

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As a culmination of our week long journey with Indigenous and community leaders from Brazil, Paraguay and Papua New Guinea, we visited the heartland of our country to attend and protest at ADM’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur, Illinois is soy town. It’s also the headquarters city of ADM, Archer Daniels Midland, one [...]

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ADM, Bunge, Cargill: the ABCs of Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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Today, the Rainforest Action Network turned up the heat on US Agribusiness giants ADM, Bunge, and Cargill. Early this morning, when employees arrived at the Chicago Board of Trade, they were met with a massive banner, reading: “ADM, Bunge, Cargill: the ABCs of Rainforest Destruction.” Watch the banner drop here. We’re stepping it up and [...]

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