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Brazil's beef eaters morph into organic vegetarians
by Mac Margolis, Bloomberg Opinion columnist

Bloomberg    Translate This Article
12 April 2019

On 12 April 2019 Bloomberg reported: Brazil's budding organics market is part of a larger Latin American trend. [w]hile agribusiness may pay the country's bills, and helped elect presidents, a growing number of consumers favor eating well and treading lightly on the land over heaping their plates and topping up trade balances. The same goes for a new generation of farmers who have capitalized on the green zeitgeist to capture a retail market transitioning from boutique to booming. Organic goods businesses are boosting sales by double figures annually, according to Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation agronomist Judson Valentim ... Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of environment and health, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

Organically produced food, textiles, and cosmetics kicked in around 3.5 billion reais, or around $916 million, in 2017, up seven-fold from 2010, according to the Brazilian Council of Organic and Sustainable Production.

... Latin America is part of the global move to organic agriculture; it accounts for more than 12 percent of the nearly 58 million hectares in 178 nations that were organically managed in 2016.

Demand is surging in Argentina, Chile, Mexico and Peru.

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