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·         Bomb threat leads to Cargill Protein plant evacuation

·         Cargill plans U.S. plant to process corn to replace chemicals



Bomb threat leads to Cargill Protein plant evacuation

Authorities search the facility in Waco, Texas, for about 3 hours before deeming it safe


By Roy Graber,

June 8, 2021


The Cargill Protein plant in Waco, Texas, was evacuated on the afternoon of June 7, following a phone call that was described as a “credible threat.”


The call came in around 3 p.m. that day, according to a report from KXXV. The Waco Police Department responded, as did the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad.


After about three hours on the premises, authorities concluded their search of the business and deemed it safe to re-enter.


The company informed authorities that it would resume operations at the Waco plant on the morning of June 8.


Cargill, in September 2019, announced that it was ending its fresh and frozen whole turkey production at the plant in Waco, but the cooked meats portion of the facility, which produces pre-sliced and other deli products, would continue to operate...


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Cargill plans U.S. plant to process corn to replace chemicals


Reporting by Tom Polansek; Editing by Richard Chang, Reuters

June 8, 2021


CHICAGO (Reuters) - Cargill Inc said on Tuesday it will build a plant in Iowa to turn sugars from corn into replacements for chemicals that can be used to make spandex and biodegradable plastics, creating a new use for the crop.


The $300 million project, a joint venture with Germany-based HELM, aims to meet increasing demand from consumers and companies looking for more environmentally friendly products.


Cargill and HELM will ferment corn-based sugars to produce a 1,4-butanediol, or BDO, in the country’s first commercial-scale, renewable facility for the product, according to a statement. It can replace chemicals made from fossil fuels like petroleum, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Cargill said...