Cargill, Inc., is an American privately held, multinational corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb. Founded in 1865, it is now the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue. If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2013, number 9 on the Fortune 500, behind Valero Energy and ahead of Ford Motor Company.Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use. Cargill also operates a large financial services arm, which manages financial risks in the commodity markets for the company. In 2003, it split off a portion of its financial operations into a hedge fund called Black River Asset Management, with about $10 billion of assets and liabilities. It owned 2/3 of the shares of The Mosaic Company , one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients.Cargill declared revenues of $136.7 billion and earnings of $2.31 billion in the 2013 fiscal year. Employing over 140,000 employees in 66 countries, it is responsible for 25% of all United States grain exports. The company also supplies about 22% of the US domestic meat market, importing more product from Argentina than any other company and is the largest poultry producer in Thailand. All of the eggs used in McDonald's restaurants in the US pass through Cargill's plants. It is the only producer of Alberger process salt in the US, which is used in the fast-food and prepared food industries.Cargill remains a family-owned business, as the descendants of the founder own over 85% of the company. As a result, most of its growth has been due to reinvestment of the company's own earnings rather than public financing. Gregory R. Page, who is not part of either the Cargill or MacMillan families, is the executive chairman of Cargill. He succeeded former Warren Staley as CEO in mid-2007, as Staley reached Cargill's mandatory retirement age of 65, before he in turn was succeeded by David W. MacLennan. Wikipedia.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2015-06-24
The present invention relates to a process for an epimerization of a saccharide in a microdevice consisting of a network of micron-sized channels in presence of molybdenum containing catalyst. It further relates to the use of a microdevice consisting of a network of micron-sized channels for the epimerization reaction of saccharides and the oligomerisation of the thus obtained epimerized saccharide, preferably into manno-oligosaccharides.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2015-12-16
Corn stillage oil derivatives having values for Gardner color of 10 or less and methods for making the corn stillage oil derivatives are disclosed. In one aspect, the corn stillage oil derivative comprises a heat bleached corn stillage oil. Preferably, the heat bleached corn stillage oil has a value for Gardner color of from 4 to 8. In another aspect, the corn stillage oil derivative comprises a blown corn stillage oil. Preferably, the blown corn stillage oil has a value for Gardner color of from 5 to 8.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2015-03-30
A patty having improved flavor and texture and a composition for making such patty is disclosed. The invention is particularly directed to a patty having a protein material, a sufficient amount of rumen noodles and a binder material. In some instances the patty may also include seasoning ingredients or other particulates such as grains, vegetables, cheese or nuts.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2015-02-02
The invention provides carbohydrate compositions and products comprising the carbohydrate compositions, such as dry products or a low-viscosity reduced-sugar syrup, methods of making the carbohydrate compositions and products, and uses thereof.
Cargill Inc. | Date: 2015-11-20
The present application provides genetically modified yeast cell comprising an active malate fermentation pathway and/or an active fumarate fermentation pathway, as well as methods of using these cells to produce malate and/or fumarate.