U.S. agricultural giant Cargill’s profits jumped 23% in 2022 as food prices soared for consumers. In this episode of “The Most Censored News,” news commentator Lee Camp exposes the corruption that has defined Cargill’s 150-year history.
In 2022 as food prices soared for consumers across the world, U.S. agricultural giant Cargill’s profits jumped a record 23% to $165 billion.
According to comedian and news commentator Lee Camp, profiteering from a crisis is nothing new for Cargill.
In a recent episode of “The Most Censored News,” Camp exposes Cargill’s 150-year history of corruption. He calls out the privately owned corporation as a “mafia” whose secrecy and monopoly control of the industry let it profit with impunity — despite the negative effect the company has on people and the environment.
The Cargill-MacMillan family, 14 of whom are billionaires, still controls 88% of the corporation today. As a private corporation — the biggest in the U.S. — Cargill largely decides what it shares with the public about the business, so it’s seldom held responsible for the devastation it causes.
In recent years, Cargill has been linked to the use of slave labor on the Ivory Coast and Uzbekistan, union busting in the U.S., land grabbing in Colombia, deforestation in Brazil, tax evasion in the U.K. and the proliferation of factory farms known for animal cruelty and environmental destruction in the U.S.