Brazil

Brazil halts beef exports to China after two ‘atypical’ BSE cases confirmed

Brazil halts beef exports to China after two ‘atypical’ BSE cases confirmed

Brazil has halted its beef exports to China following confirmation of two cases of ‘atypical’ bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) at...

September 5, 2021

Study: Increased agriculture contributes to surface water decline in Brazil

Study: Increased agriculture contributes to surface water decline in Brazil

A new study has shown a reduction in surface water in Brazil of 15% since the early 1990s. The research...

August 25, 2021

EU maize prices – the sky could be the limit

EU maize prices – the sky could be the limit

On the back of last year’s severely reduced Ukrainian harvest, EU maize (corn) prices shot up. This was a direct...

May 20, 2021

China will control the tenor of the UK and global food markets

China will control the tenor of the UK and global food markets

It can be taken for granted that the UK government intends securing free trade arrangements with countries around the world,...

February 8, 2021

Brazilian meat processors bought cattle from farms that used ‘slave labour’ – reports

Brazilian meat processors bought cattle from farms that used ‘slave labour’ – reports

A number of meat processors in Brazil have been found to have bought cattle from ranches that exploit ‘slave labour’,...

January 6, 2021

US authorities lift suspension on Brazilian beef imports

US authorities lift suspension on Brazilian beef imports

Authorities in the US have decided to lift a suspension on the import of raw, intact beef into the country...

February 28, 2020

Amazon deforestation at highest level in 11 years

Amazon deforestation at highest level in 11 years

Deforestation in the Amazon rainforest is at its highest level since 2008, with almost 10,000km² of trees destroyed in the...

November 19, 2019

Brazilian president bans Amazon burning for 60 days

Brazilian president bans Amazon burning for 60 days

Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has signed an order to ban forest burning in the Amazon rainforest for 60 days. As...

August 29, 2019

‘Stop beef import scandal’ – IFA protest gets underway

‘Stop beef import scandal’ – IFA protest gets underway

A protest by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has got underway in Co. Meath, calling for the “scandal” of “substandard...

July 31, 2019

IFA to hold protest calling for ban of ‘substandard’ beef imports

IFA to hold protest calling for ban of ‘substandard’ beef imports

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will stage a protest today, Wednesday, July 31, in Co. Meath to call...

July 31, 2019

Deforestation in Brazil soars dramatically in first half of July

Deforestation in Brazil soars dramatically in first half of July

Deforestation in Brazil in the first half of July 2019 has increased significantly, while controversy still rages over the trade...

July 19, 2019

Brazilian hopes for lifting of temporary Chinese beef ban following BSE scare

Brazilian hopes for lifting of temporary Chinese beef ban following BSE scare

Brazilian authorities have expressed hopes that China will evaluate documentation sent on meat exports “in the next few days”, following...

June 5, 2019

600 scientists sign petition over sustainability fears in Brazil

600 scientists sign petition over sustainability fears in Brazil

More than 600 scientists across Europe have organised a petition to the EU, urging it to ensure that any trade...

May 2, 2019

How a pig farmer made a splash into milk with Brazil’s first VMS robots

How a pig farmer made a splash into milk with Brazil’s first VMS robots

It feels like Northern Ireland has got a case of dairy fever – and it’s no different here in Brazil,...

April 18, 2019

Brazilian producers race to ramp up traceability and sustainability as Brexit nears

Brazilian producers race to ramp up traceability and sustainability as Brexit nears

Growers and producers in Brazil have already begun extensive work to ramp up their standards in a bid to crack...

April 4, 2019

Origin Enterprises completes acquisition in Brazil

Origin Enterprises completes acquisition in Brazil

Agri services group Origin Enterprises has announced that it has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in Brazilian firm...

August 14, 2018

Origin announces Brazilian stakeholding acquisition

Origin announces Brazilian stakeholding acquisition

Origin Enterprises has announced that it has reached agreement to acquire a 65% interest in the Brazil-based Fortgreen Commercial Agricola...

June 19, 2018

Mercosur negotiators must be told ‘the hard truth’ following delisting

Mercosur negotiators must be told ‘the hard truth’ following delisting

Following the news that a Mercosur delegation has arrived in Europe and is due to meet with EU officials this...

April 23, 2018