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Cargill Linked to deforestation in Bolivia

On September 6, Global Witness, an activist group, released a report revealing that Cargill has been purchasing soybeans grown on 50,000 acres of deforested land in Bolivia's Chiquitano Forest. Cargill, one of the largest buyers of Bolivian soy, has been sourcing from Mennonite colonies in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, situated in the biodiverse Chiquitano forest. The investigation found that since 2017, these colonies have deforested nearly 53,000 acres of land, with three out of five areas having zero percent of suitable land for intensive farming. The report suggests that Cargill's practices may jeopardize an estimated 3 million hectares of forest. Cargill responded by emphasizing its commitment to ending deforestation in its supply chains, asserting that it is working with Mennonite communities and has mapped their polygons to trace grains from indirect suppliers. However, questions persist regarding the company's sustainability claims and traceability efforts.

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    • Grace Njeri

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      We will no longer be heedlessly allowing environmental destruction and degradation to be considered economic progress.

      • Sarah Chabane

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        Let's get rid of this colonial mindset of foreign companies destroying nature and ecosystems in other countries!

        • Jengaj John

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          @sarah_chabane The law should also punish such culprits!

        • Princess

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          The association of Cargill with deforestation in Bolivia is deeply troubling and highlights the need for stricter corporate responsibility in the global supply chain.

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