Bolsonaro Urges Retail Stores to Hold Rice Shelf Prices; Ag Minister Foresees No Shortages

Except for Asia, Brazil is the largest producer and consumer of rice. After sugar, rice is, not only Brazil's, but Latin America's single most important source of daily calories. The combination of rice and beans is the most popular daily food for Brazilians, being consumed at least once a day.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday afternoon, September 8th, that he appealed to supermarket owners to contain the rise in the price of rice. Earlier, during a government meeting, Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina, said that their will be no shortage of the foodstuff the . . .

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