Archer Daniels Midland's response
... In regions at risk for deforestation and/or human rights violations, we are especially diligent in ensuring our operations meet strict codes of conduct. Contrary to the portrayal in the recent New York Times editorial by Leila Salazar-Lopez, ADM has worked for years to prevent forest loss, while protecting the human rights of people along the supply chain... [W]e have a Respect for Human Rights Policy, which protects the human rights of individuals along the agricultural value chain... Since 2006, we have been a signatory of the Amazon Soy Moratorium, and we are a founding member of the Soy Working Group. As such, we do not source from newly deforested areas in the Amazon published by INPE... ADM is also a member of the GTC—Grupo de Trabalho do Cerrado, or Cerrado Working Group—a multi- stakeholder initiative aiming to reduce deforestation in the shortest timeframe possible while promoting socio-economic development... Just as we are committed to finding innovative, new ways to feed the world’s growing population, we are committed to doing our part to protect the world’s natural resources.