A Timeline of Bad Behavior – Citations

That Cargill would make a grand commitment and then ignore it shouldn’t be a big surprise.

From having their membership in the Chicago Board of Trade suspended shortly after incorporating for trying to corner the market on corn and artificially drive up its price, to being responsible for the distribution of  more than 150,000 pounds of contaminated beef to supermarkets just last year

— Cargill has a long and sordid history of duplicity, deception and destruction. Just the past two de- cades provide dozens of examples.

Deadly Listeria Outbreak:

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4950a1.htm

http://www.safetyalerts.com/recall/s/00/cargill.html

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/08/cargills-contaminated-history/

 

50,000 fish killed:

http://www.brainerddispatch.com/business/3435856-ex-cargill-manager-sentenced-five-months-prison-river-waste-dumping-case 

 

Fecal Contamination:

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2008/06/16/91023.htm

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/07/wisconsin-sizzler-vindicated-in-state-supreme-court/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/2001/04/09/an-outbreak-waiting-to-happen/11f105c7-fb06-45b5-ac26-3b5379f62bde/?utm_term=.7666207c4d82

 

Salmonella outbreak:

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5125a1.htm

http://outbreakdatabase.com/details/2002-multistate-outbreak-of-salmonella-newport-linked-to-emmpakcargill-ground-beef/?outbreak=cargill&year=2002

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/08/cargills-contaminated-history/

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB1033682927966591873

 

Quote from Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter:

www.globalresearch.ca/cargill-key-player-in-global-food-crisis/8980

 

15 to 50 times the limit:

http://tucsoncitizen.com/morgue2/2001/06/23/223516-mill-owner-to-pay-7-7m-apologize-about-emissions/

https://azdailysun.com/kingman-steel-mill-to-pay-fine-in-air-pollution-case/article_0101f775-1131-532a-bf01-fc903c28377f.html

 

A quarter of a million pounder:

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/frame-redirect?url=https://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/recalls/rnrfiles/rnr031-2001.htm

https://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/10/us/national-briefing-washington-hamburger-recalled.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=932C13D67A462EF2EBA4F49B41990B46&gwt=pay

http://www.safetyalerts.com/s/012/empck.html

 

Union-Busting:

https://www.dln.com/cr/index2003/april%2009,%202003.pdf

 

More than 60 million gallons of toxic waste:

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2005-07-07/news/SWMOSAIC07_1_polk-county-hillsborough-county-water

https://www.enn.com/articles/13626-fertilizer-manufacturer-dumps-damaging-water-into-tampa,-fla.,-creek

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2004/9/8/49380/-

https://www.iatp.org/news/cargill-repairs-dike-breached-by-storm

 

Price Fixing Corn Syrup:

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2004-mar-12-fi-cargill12-story.html

 

Forced child labor:

https://laborrights.org/releases/human-rights-watchdog-and-civil-rights-firm-sue-nestle-adm-cargill-using-forced-child-labor

 

Uzbeki Slavery:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2005/mar/15/ethicalbusiness.money

http://www.cottoncampaign.org/uploads/3/9/4/7/39474145/2005_ejf_whitegold.pdf

 

More dead fish:

https://www.mercurynews.com/2007/11/07/cargill-to-pay-fine-for-toxic-brine-spill/

Penalties/Fines:

https://violationtracker.goodjobsfirst.org/parent/cargill

Systematic Violations:

https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/stories/2005/08/29/daily38.html

 

Poultry waste:

https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2005/06/14/55947.htm

 

Coli Recalls 845,000 Pounds of Beef:

https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/fsis-archives-content/internet/main/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archives/ct_index857

https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/08/cargills-contaminated-history/

 

Salmonella in 15 States:

http://outbreakdatabase.com/details/2009-multistate-outbreak-of-salmonella-newport-linked-to-beef-packers-inc.-cargill-ground-beef/?outbreak=cargill

                                                                                                                                               

20,000 Pounds of Ground Beef Contaminated:

https://www.emaxhealth.com/1506/75/34713/cargill-continues-struggle-ground-beef-safety-issues.html

 

Coli Down Under:

https://archive.is/20110714063659/http://www.meatinternational.com/news/slaughtering/australia-cargill-exports-beef-tracking-system-at-abattoir-id1329.html

https://www.farminguk.com/news/australia-cargill-lose-export-license-_14719.html

 

…And more E. Coli:

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/03/business/03beef.html?_r=3&partner=rss&emc=rss

https://www.syracuse.com/news/2010/08/pennsylvania_company_recalls_g.html

https://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/sites/default/files/cargill_a_threat_to_food_and_farming.pdf

 

Intimidating Villagers in Indonesia:

https://www.upi.com/Energy-News/2011/08/30/Cargill-tied-to-violence-in-Sumatra/61171314711081/

https://www.ran.org/the-understory/cargill_exposed_a_trail_of_human_rights_abuses/

https://www.somo.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/SOMO-report-The-two-hats-of-public-security-actors-Indonesia.pdf

https://corpwatch.org/article/green-deserts-palm-oil-conflict

https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/19181

https://www.academia.edu/36951457/Human_Rights_Abuses_and_Land_Conflicts_in_the_PT_Asiatic_Persada_Concession_in_Jambi_Report_of_an_Independent_Investigation_into_Land_Disputes_and_Forced_Evictions_in_a_Palm_Oil_Estate

 

40 Cases of Salmonella in 8 States:

http://outbreakdatabase.com/reports/2012_Cargill_Samonella_Outbreak,_CDC_Update,_August_6,_2012.pdf

 

181 Cases of Salmonella Across 37 States:

https://www.pewtrusts.org/-/media/legacy/uploadedfiles/wwwpewtrustsorg/reports/produce_safety_project/groundturkeyfinalpdf.pdf

 

Systematic Gender and Racial Discrimination:

https://5newsonline.com/2014/01/22/cargill-pays-out-2-2-million-after-discrimination-claims-in-springdale/

 

Tax Evasion:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2011/jun/01/argentina-accuses-grain-traders-tax-evasion

 

OSHA Citation:

https://www.osha.gov/news/newsreleases/region5/11192012

 

Palm Oil from Child and Slave Labor:

http://www.schusterinstituteinvestigations.org/slavery-palm-oil-plantations-indonesia

 

Illegal Land Grabbing in Colombia:

http://www.facing-finance.org/en/database/cases/cargill-landgrabbing-in-colombia/

 

Child Labor, Land Grabbing and Deforestation in SE Asia:

https://www.ran.org/press-releases/report-child-labor-land-grabbing-and-deforestation-rampant-across-palm-oil-giant-klk_s-operations/

 

Concealing Huge Markups:

http://www.fcpablog.com/blog/2017/11/7/cftc-fines-cargill-10-million-for-hiding-trade-costs.html

 

Child Slavery Lawsuit Moves Forward:

https://www.courthousenews.com/chocolatiers-face-tough-slog-in-slave-labor-appeal/

 

Lagoon Breach Fish Kill:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/investigations/ct-pig-farms-pollution-cargill-met-20160802-story.html

 

E Coli Outbreak Across Nation:

http://fortune.com/2018/09/20/ground-beef-recalled-e-coli/

 

Price Fixing for Road Salt in Ohio:

https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Media/News-Releases/March-2012/Attorney-General-DeWine-Files-Antitrust-Complaint

https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Files/Briefing-Room/News-Releases/Antitrust/2015-06-03-Cargill-Morton-Settlement-Agreement-wit.aspx