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For bribery: million fine for world's largest meat company JBS

The owners of "J&F Investimentos", Joesley and Wesley Batista, were arrested


The holding company "J&F Investimentos", to which the world's largest meat company JBS belongs, has been found guilty in a US court of having paid more than 150 million dollars in bribes to senior Brazilian government officials over ten years. As part of the settlement agreement with the US ...


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Olam joins forces with roasters to protect Brazil’s coffee farmers during COVID-19

Over 5,000 Brazilians have received hygiene supplies to keep them safe during the busy coffee harvest season


When COVID-19 reached Brazil ahead of the coffee harvest season, the first thoughts of smallholder Ivone Corsi da Silva were of how she could keep supporting her family, including her pregnant daughter and several other children with pre-existing health problems, without putting them at ...


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25 new slaughterhouses in Brazil approved for export to China


In the midst of the ongoing trade conflict between Washington and Beijing, Brazil could export more beef to China in the future. 25 more Brazilian slaughterhouses have been added to the list of meat exporters authorised for China, the Ministry of Agriculture in Brasília announced on Monday, ...


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Hunger for steak and soy fired fires in the Amazon region


The images of the burning rainforest in Brazil cause consternation all over the world. Although the fires rage thousands of kilometres away from Germany, the catastrophe on the other side of the Atlantic also has to do with consumer behaviour in Europe. Above all, the ravenous appetite for juicy ...


Nestle invests the equivalent of over 240 million Swiss francs in South America


Over the next few years, Nestlé will invest one billion Brazilian real - the equivalent of a good CHF 240 million - in the Brazilian state of São Paulo. New production lines are to be set up at the Caçapava and Araçatuba plants. In addition, there would be investments in new technologies for ...


Marfrig issues sustainability bonds


Marfrig Global Foods, one of the world’s leading beef producers, today announced the issue of sustainable bonds in the international market. The US$500 million, 10-year offering, with coupon of 6.625%, is the longest and cheapest issue carried out by the company, and is being coordinated by ...


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Lactalis announces its Acquisition of Itambè

Becoming Brazil´s largest player in the dairy industry


Lactalis do Brasil, a subsidiary of Groupe Lactalis, announces the closing of its acquisition of the Itambé cooperative. This acquisition makes Lactalis the largest player in Brazil’s dairy industry. Both companies together will generate revenues of € 1.5 billion, thus becoming the Group’s ...


BRF analyzes potential business combination with Marfrig

The new company would be an industry leader in Brazil, United States, Latin America, Middle East and Asia


BRF signed today a memorandum of understanding with Marfrig for the two companies to assess the possibility of combining their businesses. The companies will have a period of 90 days, which may be extended for an additional 30 days, to conduct more studies and determine the terms of a final ...


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Brazil suspends beef exports to China due to 'mad cow' case


Brazil is suspending beef exports to China after confirming a case of "mad cow disease," describing it as an isolated instance with no evidence of any widespread outbreak.A spokesperson for Brazil's agriculture ministry said Monday the suspension of exports was implemented automatically after the ...


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Cappuccino made with jackfruit seed flour has chocolate aroma


Cappuccino made with jackfruit instead of cocoa powder. According to a new study, roasted jackfruit seeds can replace between 50% and 75% of the cocoa that is blended with milk and coffee to make cappuccino without impairing flavor or aroma. "Flour made from roasted jackfruit seeds naturally ...


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