Social justice group objects to size of Cargill's land holdings in Colombia

  • Article by: Mike Hughlett , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 27, 2013 - 4:53 AM

A Cargill-owned entity now has nearly 130,000 agricultural acres in Colombia, where farm size is limited. Not fair, says the group Oxfam.

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fonzi3Sep. 27, 1312:15 AM

Wall Street Banks = Big Ag = decline in rural communities in U.S.

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dexterjibsSep. 27, 13 2:38 AM

You gotta love empty headed progressive liberals. What is social justice? If they are so bent out of shape about Cargill, then maybe they should pony up some money and offer to buy the 130,000 acres from Cargill instead of whining and moaning about it.

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MN's loneliest REPSep. 27, 13 5:29 AM

Criticism from a leftist group that won't even visit the land to see what the "big bad corporation" is doing. Typical pot-shot mentality of these special interest groups. I don't know, but it sounds like Cargill is building infrastructure, providing jobs....wow, that all sounds bad (sarcasm!).

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grumpycatSep. 27, 13 6:12 AM

Oxfam, what's the big deal? The president of Venezuela has just given 60,000 hectares to China to raise corn. That's over 148,000 acres and Venezuela is suppose to be a socialist country where the poor own all the land.

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mrburns2Sep. 27, 13 6:58 AM

Social Justice = Socialism. I suppose they'd be okay if Cargill just gave away all that land to people to farm. So, buidling roads, infrastructure, bus lines, providing jobs....bad, evil company- please.

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davehougSep. 27, 13 7:09 AM

So Cargill builds productive farms in a area 'too dangerous to visit' AND follows the law. BUT this group thinks Cargill is evil because of the spirit of the law??? Isn't that up to the country?

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mrburns2Sep. 27, 13 8:21 AM

When people finally wake and realize that ONLY companies, both small and large, provide the only jobs in the world that do not require taxpayers funds (but do pay taxes), we will all be in a better place.

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flusher75Sep. 27, 1311:12 AM

This is just another example of concentrating the wealth of the world into the hands of the few. I hope you like higher food prices.

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garagewineSep. 27, 1311:21 AM

It's a shame what has happened to Oxfam. They used to be a respectable organization, but they have been overrun by anti-trade, anti-technology radicals, all under the banner of "social justice". They have deteriorated to the point where they are willing to repeat propaganda about corporate landholdings being responsible for the seemingly endless armed conflict in that country. It couldn't have anything to do with with the ruthless drug cartels trying to protect their investments in weed and coca production, could it?

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9moonsSep. 27, 13 4:30 PM

More concentration of wealth into the hands of the few plutocrats. But we have republicon commenters defending this. And defending one of the greediest agribusinesses in the world, Cargill. I'm not surprised. Fascists.

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