Mega-traders Cargill and Bunge are exporting soya from an agricultural estate in Brazil with a long record of violence, illegality, and environmental destruction, a Greenpeace International investigation has uncovered
“In the long term, South America, and the Black Sea area still have great potential in their arable land, and can play a bigger role in the global soybean supply system,” says the president of state grains trader COFCO.
COFCO Corp, China biggest agricultural products supplier by revenue, plans by 2020 to see 60 percent of its revenue contributed by overseas markets and control up to 50 million metric tons of foreign grain resources.
Many large agricultural corporations, especially Italian (Cremonini, Granorolo) and Chinese (Rifa, CITIC, COFCO) have stirred up negotiations regarding the building of full-scale production facilities in Kazakhstan.
China ha aceptado firmar tratados comerciales que la obligan a importar alimentos, y ha implementado políticas que favorecen el desarrollo de fincas de mayor tamaño y de inmensas corporaciones del agronegocio y la alimentación
La Chine a accepté des accords commerciaux qui obligent le pays à importer des denrées alimentaires et mis en place des mesures favorisant le développement des grandes exploitations et d’énormes entreprises alimentaires et agroindustrielles.
Over the past couple of decades, China has embraced trade agreements that oblige it to import foods and implemented policies that favour the development of larger farms and massive agribusiness and food corporations.
The level of Chinese investment in the Australian beef supply chain appears certain to increase as China hunts for new food sources to feed its one and half billion citizens. Nine Chinese companies have outlaid almost $430 million on Australian beef cattle holdings and downstream red meat supply chain.