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18 June 2009
View news from Brazil JBS S.A. Denies Involvement in Meatpacker Crimes
BRAZIL - Having been put under investigation by Brazil's federal prosecutor's office, JBS S.A. representatives immediately denied any involvement in the crimes....
View news from Brazil Upheaval in the Amazon After Greenpeace Exposé
BRAZIL — Just two weeks after the GreenPeace exposé 'Slaughtering the Amazon' allegedly showed how the Brazilian cattle industry is decimating the Amazon rainforest, a stampede of companies and the World Bank have started to sever their links with...
17 June 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Giant Investigated
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The world's biggest beef processor JBS is under investigation by Brazil's federal prosecutor's office....
03 June 2009
View news from Brazil Big Brand Names Colluding in Amazon Destruction
BRAZIL - Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest....
01 June 2009
View news from Brazil Friends of the Earth Denounce New Soy Standards
BRAZIL - A new initiative that will re-brand intensive GM soy and soy grown on deforested land as "responsible" will cause deforestation and sneak GM crops into the food system, Friends of the Earth announced....
20 May 2009
View news from Brazil Minerva Ships 23 Per Cent of Exports to Middle East
BRAZIL - The enterprise exported more to the region in the first quarter. The Middle East bought 23.3 per cent of what the company sold abroad. The export performance to Africa was also good....
27 April 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Back in the Chilean Market
BRAZIL - Seventeen Brazilian beef plants are now eligible to export to Chile, reversing the foot and mouth disease ban placed on Brazilian beef in late 2005. Access for 16 of the plants was granted last week by the Chilean Agricultural and Livestock Service...
21 April 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports to Nearly Double
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is forecasting a 93 per cent increase in beef exports during the next 10 years (to 2018-19), totalling 4.63 million tonnes cwt (accounting for 61 per cent of total world beef trade from the current 31 per...
26 March 2009
View news from Brazil Egyptians Turn to Brazil in Search of Beef
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef is attracting a lot of interest from Egyptian importers at the Cairo International Fair....
25 March 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Bank Helps Beef Sector
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) is looking at ways to support the Brazilian beef processing sector that is facing difficulties because of the international credit crisis....
13 March 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Expects Beef Exports to Double in a Decade
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is forecasting a 93 per cent increase in beef exports during the next 10 years (to 2018-19), totalling 4.63 million tonnes cwt (accounting for 61 per cent of total world beef trade from the current 31 per...
12 March 2009
View news from Brazil JBS Proposes Doubling Dividend Payment
BRAZIL - The Board of Directors of JBS S.A. are proposing to double the dividend payment for the 2008 financial year because the company has had such a successful trading performance....
04 March 2009
View news from Brazil Tough Times for Independência
BRAZIL - Brazilian meatpacker Independência Alimentos Ltda - the third largest meat processor in the country - has filed for protection from creditors under the local equivalent of the US Chapter 11 bankruptcy law....
View news from Brazil JBS See Brazilian Growth Post Merger Failure
BRAZIL - In view of recent events in the beef sector in Brazil, JBS S.A. has decided to advise its shareholders and the market in general that it has not observed any reduction in margins in its activities in Brazil during the first two months of 2009....
02 March 2009
View news from Brazil Turmoil in Brazil as Beef Plants Close
BRAZIL - Brazil’s fourth largest Brazilian exporter of beef has halted slaughtering operations at all 11 of its plants and sent workers home, local Brazilian media reports. In addition, Independencia has not paid cattle suppliers for several days and...
19 February 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef On its Way Back to EU
BRAZIL - The Brazilian industry is expecting a positive outcome of the EU veterinary inspection performed three weeks ago on the Brazilian Cattle Traceability System (SISBOV). A final report is expected to be released during March....
16 February 2009
View news from Brazil New Agenda for NFU IATC Brazil Trip
BRAZIL - The potential for Brazil's rapid growth in agricultural production to fill the gap between global production and consumption was one of the talking points when NFU vice president Paul Temple met the president of the Brazilian Confederation of...
View news from Brazil Beef Consumption Fuels Deforestation
BRAZIL - Nearly 80 per cent of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon results from cattle ranching, according to a new report by Greenpeace. ...
13 February 2009
View news from Brazil Food Security on Agenda for NFU Brazil trip
BRAZIL - The potential for Brazil's rapid growth in agricultural production to fill the gap between global production and consumption was one of the talking points when NFU vice president Paul Temple met the president of the Brazilian Confederation...
View news from Brazil Brazilian Beef Exports Plunge by 45 Per Cent
BRAZIL – Brazilian beef exports dropped to US$ 255.68 million in January 2009, 45 per cent less than in January 2008, reported says the Brazil Arab News Agency....
03 February 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Cattle Farms Eat Away at the Amazon
BRAZIL - At the World Social Forum in Belém in the heart of the Amazon Greenpeace Brazil released evidence which they believe confirms that cattle ranching is the biggest driver of Amazon deforestation....
28 January 2009
View news from Brazil Brazil Agribusiness Sales to Arabs Grow 30 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Brazilian agribusiness exports to the Arab countries generated more than US$ 6 billion in revenues last year, growth of 30 per cent compared with 2007....
21 January 2009
View news from Brazil Sadia to Reduce Work Force
BRAZIL - The Brazilian meat processing giant, Sadia, is cutting jobs. ...
14 January 2009
View news from Brazil Impact of a Fallen Brazilian Beef Giant
BRAZIL - A beef company in Brazil has filed for bankruptcy with estimated debts of US$650 million. ...
08 January 2009
View news from Brazil Brazilian Implants: Identification by Micro Chip
BRAZIL - Having been temporarily banned from European markets, the Brazilian cattle industry is making a comeback with an ingenious tagging device that is not only capable of identifying cattle, but also provides a history of the animals upbringing....
15 December 2008
View news from Brazil Brazilian Genetics Flowing onto the Foreign Market
BRAZIL - By the end of 2008, exports of the Brazilian Cattle Genetics consortium, which brings together the main genetic material companies in the country, should reach US$ 80 million to over 25 destinations....
12 December 2008
View news from Brazil Brazilian Animal Genes Popular on Foreign Market
BRAZIL - By the end of 2008, exports of the Brazilian Cattle Genetics consortium, which brings together the main genetic material companies in the country, should reach US$ 80 million to over 25 destinations....
09 December 2008
View news from Brazil Brazilian Trajectory: Decade Long Beef Boom
BRAZIL - Brazil Ministry of Agriculture officials expect the domestic beef trade to continue to grow at around five per cent a year, for at least the next 10 years. ...
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