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Cargill Doubles Down on Pledge to Cut Emissions in Next Decade

Dec. 3, 2019, 10:52 AM

Agribusiness giant Cargill Inc. is broadening a commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid criticisms of agriculture’s role in climate change.

The biggest privately owned U.S. company intends to cut emissions from its global supply chains by 30% by 2030, it said in a statement Tuesday. The move builds on its target to reduce emissions by at least 10% by 2025.

Agriculture accounts for about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions, largely driven by livestock production. Farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses have faced calls from environmental groups to do more to protect the planet.

“Without bold and decisive actions...

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