Originally posted by Metal Brain
ADM was convicted of price fixing
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Archer Daniels Midland, one of the nation's largest agricultural producers pleaded guilty to price fixing, and agreed to pay $100 million infines, the largest criminal antitrust penalty ever. ADM, which calls itself the supermarket to the world, is a $13 billion grain company which produces corn syrup, corn-based fuel, and food and animal feed supplements used in thousands of products. ADM has more processing capacity than any other company in the world. As part of the plea agreement, ADM admitted to price fixing in two of its major products, Lysine used in livestock feed, and citric acid found in soft drinks and detergents.