Wildfires are raging across the Pantanal tropical wetlands in southern Brazil, one of the most biodiversity areas in the world and a major tourist destination, regional authorities said on Thursday.
Brazilian food processor BRF SA on Wednesday recalled almost 500 tons of fresh chicken products produced at its Dourados plant citing possible salmonella contamination, a securities filing showed.
Lawmakers from the Brazilian farm state of Mato Grosso do Sul asked President Dilma Rousseff's government to send troops to end land invasions by Indigenous people claiming their ancestral territory.
Meat producers in Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul state are lobbying the government to approve soy imports from neighbouring Bolivia after drought shrank supplies in the world's second grower, a state official and analysts.
Police in Brazil have arrested 18 people in connection with the killing of an indigenous leader last November. Gunmen shot Nisio Gomes in Mato Grosso do Sul and took away his body, which is still missing.
Shell subsidiary that makes bio-diesel in Brazil has dropped controversial plans to buy sugar cane grown on land taken from indigenous people, according to Survival International.