DEL MONTE CORPORATION

by Bay Area Namibia Action Group
San Francisco, California, United States
Undated, second half of 1976 or early 1977?
4 pages
Type: Report
Coverage in Africa: Namibia, South Africa, Kenya
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Report on the worldwide operations of Del Monte Corporation, particularly its operations in South Africa and Namibia. The report says that working on Del Monte Corporation offers an excellent opportunity for those supporting the liberation struggle of southern Africa to work together with people concerned about Del Monte’s impact in their local areas. Del Monte owns or operates 185,000 acres in the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, Kenya, and Latin America. It has 100% ownership of the South African Preserving Co. (Proprietary) Ltd. Del Monte buys pilchards (sardines) and possibly lobster and fishmeal from Ovenstone South West Investment, Ltd., one of the major companies in the Namibian fishing industry. The report says that Del Monte’s contracts with Ovenstone South West Investment serve as financial underpinnings for the South African occupation regime. Under a United Nations Decree, removing and marketing fish from Namibian territorial waters is illegal. The report says Del Monte Corporation has changed "Country of Origin" sardines labeling from South West Africa to South Africa. The report says the Bay Area Namibia Action Group has been operating for a little over a year. • Farmers • Monopoly Control • "Runaway Shops" • Cash Cropping • Discrimination • Consumers • Junk Foods • SOUTH AFRICA • NAMIBIA • Apartheid • Human Rights Violations • Violation of U.N. Decree • Cash Cropping • Depletion of Fish Stocks • Sardine Labeling • Certification of Imports • U.S. Policy
Collection: Carol B. Thompson and Bud Day Papers on Southern Africa, Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections