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Cargill

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Did you know that we diabetics and low carbers have a nickname dubbed by Cargill?  Well, we do, we are called the Savvy “Natural Splendid” Consumers.  Cargill says “While convenience and taste are important to all consumers, Naturally Splendids are more likely to prioritize health benefits over taste and convenience”.   Beware, we are a 39% target (by far the largest of the four groups) in the sights of Cargill, and probably other companies as well.

This explains the four “target groups” (see Consumer Attitudes) regarding sugar preferences and again, not long but quite insightful.

https://web.archive.org/web/20130814195505/http://www.nutraceuticalmag.com/the-battle-against-obesity/  Cargill actually has the audacity to talk about “Ethical Ingredients” Are you kidding me? Cargill and ethical anything seems to me as oxymoronic as it gets.  Get real!

Alas, we are “targeted” yet again…but…I kind of like the name “Natural Splendid” and what it stands for.  I just don’t like the targeting aspect of it.

And here is Cargill targeting children http://web.archive.org/web/20130707001433/http://childhood-nutrition.com/

Chances are if you eat anything other than a few raw ingredients you buy at the grocery store or you local farmers markets you are eating something containing a product produced by Cargill and really you aren’t even assured of that.  Products like beef, turkey, pork, salt, oils or sweeteners are just a few.  Their ingredients are in your pharmaceuticals, your personal care products and they even feed the whole of the livestock industry.  This is the stuff listed under Chemical Industry and it is all foodstuffs we eat.  http://web.archive.org/web/20130828211455/http://www.cargill.com/products/industrial/chemical/index.jsp 

If you (and I) think we are not eating this crap we are wrong.  Whole Foods Market?…full, full, full of it.  The only way I can think that anyone can escape this stuff is living in a commune and growing everything yourself which is a pretty impossible task.

Cargill is not listed on the Fortune 500 because…it is privately held and if it were listed it would rank about 17th or 18thCargill is by far the largest privately held company in the USSo who does own Cargill? The Cargill family, of course. The understandably secretive Cargills own 90% of the conglomerate, and no, they haven’t disclosed plans to sell anytime soon.

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While the title of America’s largest public company has changed over the last couple of decades, from GeneralMotors to Microsoft to ExxonMobil, the most valuable private American company has enjoyed its status largely unchallenged. Cargill is a $27 billion company that you perhaps may have only scant familiarity with, yet have almost certainly patronized. The Minnesota multi-national is responsible for a staggering one-quarter of all the grain exports from the United States.

I am of the belief that the closer you live to, and buy your food from, the better for you your food will be.

I’m thinking this stuff is not meant for the average guys eyes and this is probably only the tip of Cargill’s iceberg.  Holy Cow Batman!

Below is only one state and Cargill is all over this exhibition map.

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Cargill By The Numbers

Ronald Reagan famously said, “Trust but Verify”.  At the signing of the INF Treaty, his counterpart Mikhail Gorbachev responded:  “you repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan answered:  “I like it”…I like it too.

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