Minister highlights sustainability of Brazilian agriculture in Washington

In attending a panel on investment opportunities at Brazil Day in Washington, Minister Tereza Cristina (Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply) said on Monday (18) that Brazilian agriculture has the capacity to increase food production by 30% without destroying even one tree in all our territory. ” The statement was made to business owners and executives of large US companies in response to a question raised by Donna Hrinak, CEO of Boeing in Brazil, moderator of the event, about alleged environmental impacts caused by Brazilian agricultural production.

“The Brazilian farming industry will continue to grow without deforesting a single tree,” said the minister. “We have the capacity to include almost 30% more production without destroying even one tree, a tree stand all over our territory.”




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