Cargill: Landgrabbing for genetically modified soy

In Paraguay, 3.2 million hectares are cultivated with genetically modified soy, purchased by Cargill and other big traders. Critics say these companies put the food sovereignty of the people at risk since large and medium companies own 87% of this land, displacing  smaller farmers1.


  1. Trucchi, G. (2014): Soja transgénica y la violación de los derechos humanos; rel-uita, 12 August (accessed 24.09.2014) []
Case location
Paraguay
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Affected topics
  • Human and Labour Rights
Affected norms and standards Directly and indirectly (through shareholding) involved companies Indirect investors through shareholding

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