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Montevideo, July 1st 2022 - 04:15 UTC
The New York Times dedicated a long piece to the quality and rising pre-eminence of Uruguayan beef in world markets, contrary to what is happening in neighbouring Argentina, still considered “king of the best beef in the world” Read full article
Part of the problem of the world not being aware of the quality of Uruguayan meat products, is that Uruguay is a small country swallowed by the size and jingoism of its two huge neighbours. Uruguay has been exporting meat products to Europe and the rest of the world since time immemorial (remember the Fray Bentos brand on your corned beef?) Also while you were eating 'Argentinian meat you were actually eating Uruguayan meat too, conveniently (especially for Argentinians) delivered to you as 100% Argentinian.
Basically the world is not aware of anything coming from Uruguay, what someway is not strange since Argentinians still are convinced that Uruguay belongs to them. So, the Tango for example, is considered by the world to be Argentinian. An Argentinian will never dare to say that to an Uruguayan, since the Tango was born simultaneously on both sides of the River Plate, and the most famous piece La Cumparsita was the creation of an Uruguayan not Argentinian composer.
But there are a lot of things people of the world should be aware of regarding Uruguay, that small country, yes, bigger still than Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg and South Korea all together. Uruguay is the FIRST country in the world where by Law in the Constitution, water and its distribution, is a human right, and that its management should for ever be in the hands of the State, not in the hands of Corporations making profit out of it.(http://www.blueplanetproject.net/Movement/Uruguay.html )
Uruguay is the FIRST country in the world providing FREE notebooks and FREE connection to the internet, to EVERY student from the age of 5 onwards, in a plan called Ceibal. (http://www.blueplanetproject.net/Movement/Uruguay.html
Uruguay implemented the 8 hours work before the USA, and its women were granted to vote before their French counterparts, banned corporal punishment in schools long before England and many many other countries of the world. By the way, Uruguay taught the world how to play modern football. Not bad for a small country!!
So, Uruguay, after all should be known and respected for what it is, AN EXAMPLE TO MANY not only for its beef!!
Uruguay is like the State of Rio Grande do Sul but speak Spanish and Portunal. Nobody cares about Uruguay, than the Uruguayans themself. Why? Individuals, except in Latin America, aren't being taught about that small nation, it's dwarfed by two large nations, and it's population is pfft..tiny. In the US we import meat from all three countries (Argentina, Uruguay and from Brazil). Mainly from Brazil. They dominate the meat market and it looks like it's going to stay that for years. What needs to change in Uruguay is the marketing. Argentine meat is known in history books or in magazines when you read how they screw up their economy and the Brazilian meat is known by their churrascaria restaurants. All three nations have grass fed cattle, and to bad here in the US, they love the corn fed cattle, why? It's cheaper. Good? Not really, I have to give credit to both nations, include the argies who are idiots...lol.
”Argentina, still considered “king of the best beef in the world”
Only by themself and second they are king of living in a fantasy world..laugh.
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