Presented with the kind permission of Agustin Blazquez
Based in part on James B. Lieber’s book, Rats in the Grain: The Dirty Tricks and Trials of Archer Daniels Midland, the Supermarket to the World, this controversial documentary seeks to expose the relationship of giant “corporate welfare” recipient, Archer Daniels Midland Corporation (ADM), to Fidel Castro’s oppressive regime and the Clinton administration, and bring to light the part ADM played in ensuring Elian Gonzalez was returned to Cuba.
A 1995 report by the Cato Institute (Archer Daniels Midland: A Case Study In Corporate Welfare) stated …
… (ADM) has been the most prominent recipient of corporate welfare in recent U.S. history.
ADM and its chairman Dwayne Andreas have lavishly fertilized both political parties with millions of dollars in handouts and in return have reaped billion-dollar windfalls from taxpayers and consumers.
Thanks to federal protection of the domestic sugar industry, ethanol subsidies, subsidized grain exports, and various other programs, ADM has cost the American economy billions of dollars since 1980 and has indirectly cost Americans tens of billions of dollars in higher prices and higher taxes over that same period.
At least 43 percent of ADM’s annual profits are from products heavily subsidized or protected by the American government.
Moreover, every $1 of profits earned by ADM’s corn sweetener operation costs consumers $10, and every $1 of profits earned by its ethanol operation costs taxpayers $30