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Cargill Plans to Work With Farmers on Save-the-Forest Initiative

  • Company created ‘sustainability hub’ for high-risk areas
  • Cargill seeks to address land-use changes in South America
A man rides a motorcycle behind a truck hauling cut logs to a sawmill in Anapu, Brazil.

Photographer: Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg

Cargill Inc., the world’s biggest agricultural company, plans to provide more transparency on its supply chain to customers and climate-change wary consumers in response to global concerns over deforestation.

America’s largest privately-held company has created a “sustainability hub” that will work with farmers in high-risk areas involving the crops expansion for soybeans, cocoa and palm oil, executives from the Minneapolis-based company said by telephone. Cargill is also looking at ways to improve human-rights issues through its business practices.