A collection of evidence uncovered through independent investigations by non-profit organizations. They are likely only the tip of the iceberg.
Ferrogrão railway line will affect at least six indigenous lands, 17 conservation units and three isolated tribesExclusive survey (by Leandro Melito, special report for Joio and InfoAmazônia) reveals a much greater impact than estimated by agribusinesses. Ministry of Indigenous Peoples shows concern and demands consultation, but Lula’s minister of transport is optimistic about project launched by Bolsonaro Read Article
Ferrogrão railway line with terminal in Matupá will split Xingu lands in halfThe EF-170 railway, Ferrogrão, is one of the infrastructure projects that aims to consolidate routes for the outflow of agricultural commodities through Brazil’s Arco Norte ports. Read Article
Cargill faces Brazil criminal probe over Amazon port projectSAO PAULO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Brazilian federal prosecutors are investigating transactions involving grains trader Cargill and a Brazilian partner after they found "irregularities" in the acquisition of disputed land where the U.S. company plans to build a massive river port in the Amazon rainforest. Reuters Article
Brazil Condemns Cargill for Slave / Child Labor IssuesThe judge said in her ruling that there was no doubt about slave-like conditions and use of child labor on the farms, as well as their connection with Cargill. Read the Bloomberg Story
New Report by Global Witness: Cargill, soy, banks and the destruction of Bolivia's Chiquitano forestNew Global Witness investigation reveals that US food giant Cargill has directly purchased soy from farms in Bolivia where more than 20,000 hectares of forest have been razed since 2017. Read Analysis
New Report by AidEnvironment: Cases linked to soy, cotton, and palm oil on Cargill's operationsThis analysis calculates Cargill’s exposure risk to recent deforestation in Indonesia, linked to palm oil, and Brazil, linked to soy and cotton operations. Read Analysis
Analysis by Repórter BrasilRepórter Brasil has been investigating Cargill’s activities in Brazil since 2003. This analysis is a summary of the history of grievances reported about Cargill in Brazil, with an emphasis on recent years. Read Analysis
Analysis by AidEnvironmentThis analysis by AidEnvironment focuses on Cargill’s operations since 2014, when Cargill expanded its zero-deforestation commitment to all commodities. Read Analysis
Analyses by Other OrganizationsA sampling of Cargill Deforestation and Human Rights Abuses documented by Other Organizations Since 2014. Read Analysis
Evidence DatabaseNearly a hundred cases of human rights abuses and the destruction of nature by Cargill in the past decade alone View Database
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