The Wall Street Journal: "Cargill’s Food Empire Adapts to a Changing World"

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The Wall Street Journal: "Cargill’s Food Empire Adapts to a Changing World"

CEO David MacLennan reflects on GMO food, record harvests and climate change
David MacLennan, Cargill’s CEO, says the company must be agile because ‘different parts of the world have different needs, and there are different trends, and how can we meet those needs doing business in 70 different countries? PHOTO: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG NEWS

David MacLennan, Cargill’s CEO, says the company must be agile because ‘different parts of the world have different needs, and there are different trends, and how can we meet those needs doing business in 70 different countries? PHOTO: CHRIS RATCLIFFE/BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:20am

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by Jacob Bunge

From the Minneapolis suburbs, Cargill Inc. runs one of the biggest food empires the world has ever seen, spanning the supply chain from farm to table—shipping fertilizer to farmers, buying the crops that are grown, processing grain into feed for livestock and poultry, and producing burgers and nuggets for the world’s biggest restaurant chains and retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and McDonald’s Corp.

As consumer tastes shift, Cargill is striving to make its immense size an advantage rather than a hindrance. It has revamped its corporate structure and portfolio of businesses as it responds to consumer concerns in developed countries about food ingredients and animal welfare, while investing to provide more Western-style diets to developing parts of the world.

We spoke with Chief Executive David MacLennan about growing demand for foods produced without genetically engineered crops, further investments needed in food-shipping infrastructure, and how Cargill can respond to climate change. Edited excerpts of the discussion follow.

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Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Cargill | Environment | Events, Media & Communications | Responsible Production & Consumption | The wall street journal | animal welfare | food-shipping infrastructure

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