Uruguay has “great opportunity” to become a responsible food producer – Environmental Minister

The Foreign Minister also spoke at the event, and emphasized that the environmental approach is much more than mere government financing, but rather "a seal of quality" that the world is demanding.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay has "a great opportunity" to excel "as a responsible food producer" incorporating environmental aspects into national production systems, said on Tuesday Environment Minister Adrián Peña.

The Environment Minister's statements were made during the seminar "Uruguay, A different country? The challenges of sustainability," organized by the National Institute of Agricultural Research, with the participation of the Ministers of Economy and Finance Azucena Arbeleche and of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries Fernando Mattos.

According to Peña, "a change of paradigm" is required, with a long-term strategy to enable the transformation of the productive . . .

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