Posts Tagged with "soy"

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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Conservation Corp.: Enviros Ally with Big Grain Traders

Thursday, September 25, 2008

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(from multinationalmonitor.org – more than an interesting read. One of the best articles and analyses dealing with the problems of the ABC’s of Rainforest Destruction – and the relationships between the big companies and the big NGO’s – and the folks on the ground fighting to protect their communities and the integrity of the environment [...]

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From Dekalpar to Toropiru

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

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Dispatch #2: Jodie and Andrea writing from Paraguay Rural campesino communities in Paraguay are isolated from each other by many conditions: poor roads, distance, lack of bus fare (or lack of buses), shoddy communication, and a self-reliance that keeps them bound to the land. And yet there is something that has evolved simultaneously in many [...]

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Notes from the Soy Highway

Monday, February 25, 2008

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A joint dispatch from Jodie and Andrea, RAN campaigners traveling through Argentina and Paraguay: The trip between Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Asuncion, Paraguay, takes 16 hours by bus. Although about 10 of those hours pass in darkness, the remaining 6 leave no guess as to what whizzing views one misses during the bumpy night. There [...]

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Take action for food sovereignty on January 26th

Thursday, January 17, 2008

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On Saturday, January 26th, the Rainforest Agribusiness campaign will be joining hundreds of thousands of people across the world in a day of action being called by the World Social Forum. Along with Via Campesina–a global farmers’ movement that represents over 100 million farmers around the world–and other organizations worldwide, the rainforest agribusiness campaign is [...]

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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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Mowing rainforest for fun and profit

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

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If you’d like to get a feel for what it’s like to run a trans-national fast food company, head over to McVideo Game. You have to make some tough choices, like whether or not to demolish Indigenous villages in order to plant soy to feed to your malnourished cattle. It’s a fairly “enlightened” video game [...]

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