Decatur, Ill.-based ADM and other grain giants are vying for growing business in China and other emerging markets, where incomes are rising and consumers are eating more meat products and other foods. Rival Cargill, based in Minnetonka, Minn., and one of the world’s biggest privately held companies, bought the Australian Wheat Board’s trading and [...]
Photo by David Bacon
In this video, called ” How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants,” writer and photographer David Bacon shows haunting conditions immigrant workers face in this 2009 lecture that’s still relevant today. Among the causes is the subsidizing of large grain corporations like Archer Daniels Midland, which undermines Mexican farmers’ [...]
The positive effects of the Grand Alliance shipping consortium’s move to the Port of Tacoma were again showing in port container volume figures released this week.
Those figures show the port handled 195,718 container units last month, some 36.9 percent greater than the same month last year.
The Grand Alliance, a shipping partnership among four [...]