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By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian Statistics Bureau (IBGE) predicts a good harvest in Brazil for the year 2015 with a total of 205.8 million tons of produce based on their June data...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In an effort to reduce the import of diesel fuel and reduce pollution, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff last week signed an executive order increasing the amount of biodiesel to be added...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil could overtake the U.S. in terms of soybean production this year to become to the world’s largest producer of grain, O Globo newspaper reports. Yet it has been...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Brazil’s trade surplus hit a ten-year low in 2012, with the global downturn in consumer markets dragging down sales abroad. The trade surplus – calculated by subtracting total annual imports from...
By Andrew Willis, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While consumers across the globe are currently struggling with higher food prices caused by the worst U.S. drought in half a century, Brazilian farmers are enjoying bumper sales and a...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The +Unidos Group (or “Mais Unidos” meaning “more united”) is already known for its international development work with disadvantaged Brazilians, but the group will now be helping preserve biodiversity in...
By Samuel Elliott Novacich, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week the Brazilian Minister of the Environment, Izabella Teixeira, reported that in the nine month period from August of 2010 to April of 2011, deforestation of the Brazilian...
Editorial RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – About 13 million hectares (32 million acres) of tropical forests are disappearing each year, or an area the size of the State of Alabama in the U.S., according to a UNEP report. Now...
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