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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Nearly four thousand indigenous from several ethnicities around Brazil are camping out in Brasilia until Friday to participate in Terra Livre (Free Land), an annual gathering in defense of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to send a team to Brazil in June to conduct a sanitary inspection of Brazil’s beef and pork meatpackers. The inspection...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The European Union (EU) announced on Thursday (April 19th) that it is disaccrediting twenty Brazilian chicken meat exporting plants from nine Brazilian companies, due to health issues. The Brazilian...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The effects of last week’s Operação Carne Fraca (Weak Flesh Operation) continue to resonate both in the domestic and international meat markets. While two of the investigated meatpacking plants closed,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Although local and international media have highlighted bans on imported Brazilian meats by foreign nations, Brazilian authorities are concerned the decline of meat consumption by Brazilians themselves. Consumer protection entities...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Authorities in Brazil continued on Monday their attempt to contain a backlash of reactions about the investigation by the country’s federal police into tainted meat being sold in markets in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Despite the decline of export value of Brazilian agricultural goods and the decline in the agriculture sector’s surplus in 2015 in comparison to 2014, the record volume shipped and the...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s agribusiness sector registered a surplus of US$8.5 billion in June, according to MAPA (Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply). Exports grew by 4.7 percent in comparison to June of...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While countries are banning GMOs around the world, Brazil is increasing its arsenal of genetically engineered crops including one of its staple square meal items: beans. CTNBio, the National Technical Commission...

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