Ukrainian organizations call on Cargill to exit Russia

Ukrainian environmental and agricultural organizations issued a letter Tuesday to Cargill to exit Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine. Local allies delivered the letter to Cargill headquarters in Minnetonka, Minnesota (hi-res photos available for download and publication here; credit Cici Yixuan Wu).
“War in Ukraine is a tragedy not only for people but also for the environment. Cargill must continue to take a hard look at the impact of its continuing to send tax revenue to support the Russian invasion,” said Yehor Hrynyk of the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group, speaking from Ukraine, one of the signers.
Cargill is one of the last major US companies to remain in Russia, and has cited its belief that food “should never be used as a weapon,” even as its tax dollars fuel the Russian military’s efforts cut-off of food supplies to Ukrainian cities it is shelling.
Other Ukraininian signers listed below. Many of the staff and volunteers of the signatory organizations are now in the military or refugees, but are continuing their work to safeguard Ukrainian national parks and protected areas, fight illegal logging, and pollution caused by the war.
Kevin Whelan, Mighty Earth Minnesota