By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The merger of Brazilian food companies Sadia and Perdigao, still pending approval from government regulatory agencies, will result directly in the loss of 10,000 jobs, and indirectly in the loss of a further 30,000, according to the president of the National Confederation of Food and Allied Industries Workers (CNTA), Artur Bueno de Camargo.

The two companies process more than 2 billion chickens and other birds a year, and together would create one of the world's largest frozen and processed food companies, ranking as the 10th largest food company in . . .

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