By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Russian ban on many Western food imports opens the door for Brazil to benefit, as almost ninety Brazilian slaughterhouses have been approved to export beef, offal, pork and poultry to the country. This follows Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's announcement of a one-year ban on products from many countries including the United States, Canada, the European Union, Norway and Australia.
The import ban included meat, fish, milk and dairy, fruit, vegetables imports, and came in retaliation for sanctions placed on Russia from those countries, due to Russia . . .