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Brazil increasing ethanol capacity because of depressed global sugar prices

Tuesday, December 4th 2018 - 09:04 UTC
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Brazilian sugar companies are increasing their capacity to produce ethanol in the face of depressed global sugar prices and government policies expected to boost demand for the biofuel. A shift to ethanol in the 2018-19 season slashed Brazil’s sugar output by 9 million tons to a 12-year low and more switching to the biofuel next season could help to wipe out a global surplus weighing on sugar prices. Read full article


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  • Jack Bauer

    Hope they leave enough sugar-cane to produce “cachaça”.....

    Dec 05th, 2018 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    Hope they leave enough sugar-cane to produce lots of “cachaça” [of EXCELLENT Quality] and leave some; as a much cheaper fuel!

    Ever since the “Operation Weak Flesh” began; I became a bit sceptical about the Quality of ANYTHING Brazilian! If they dare risk EXPORTING Rotten Meat; what on earth are they selling locally; particularly as processed meat?

    Dec 06th, 2018 - 10:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Soon it'll be cheaper to buy a a few bottles of “51” to fill up yr tank, than to buy ethanol.....the only problem is that there might no be enough '51' left over, the fuel needed to keep the 'presidiário' moving.
    Let's be fair, the “carne fraca” fiasco was limited to only a few unscrupulous slaughter houses...but unfortunately the whole industry pays the price.
    “Churrasquinho de gato ” ? .....'coisa nojenta....'

    Dec 06th, 2018 - 06:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    REF: “the “carne fraca” fiasco was limited to only a few unscrupulous slaughter houses”:

    What I heard was:

    There are many Brazilian slaughterhouses, Meat Processors + the Meat-Exporters but the owners are the same and they also are the owners of many slaughterhouses, etc in the USA as well.

    They were caught exporting rotten meat unscrupulously. This must have been going on for years till they were caught. And it's quite likely, that after some cash changing hands, the exports must have resumed as before.

    As far as the Cat-BBQ is concerned; it would be difficult to know the difference; after a few beers!

    Dec 07th, 2018 - 10:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    21 slaughterhouses, belonging to 21 different companies, two of them being BRF (Sadia & Perdigão), and JBS (the “Batista” bros).....out of over 4,800 slaughterhouses, so less than 1/2 %, but a scandal serious enough to cause the problem it did....perpetrated by unscrupulous Ministry of Agriculture inspectors in connivance with mid-level employees of these companies.
    Quite a few of the slaughterhouses involved were shut down, and several people were convicted / are in prison.
    And if you can't tell rotten meat when you see it (by the smell, colour and texture), then you are bound to have stomach problems...

    Dec 08th, 2018 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    There is a documentary - called ROTTEN - worth watching; in case you haven't seen it before:

    Dec 09th, 2018 - 09:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    hey, you didn't need to go 'that', there's nothing left to eat. Think I'll have to start growing my own vegetables and buy a cow and a few chickens. Hope that at least the limes and the 'cachaça' is not contaminated....even if it is, what the hell, add some sugar and ice, and “tudo bem”.

    Dec 09th, 2018 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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