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Food Tracking Brings 27 Countries to Conference in Brazil

The 2nd International Conference on Tracking Agricultural Products being held in Brazil this week intends to define common standards for keeping tabs on agricultural products.

The event, which runs through Wednesday, April 12, in Brazilian capital Brasí­lia, has attracted producers, technicians, researchers, and government administrators from 27 countries.

Tracking combines a set of practices making it possible to accompany and register the entire production process of food items from the field to the supermarket.

Tracking is already used in Brazil in the case of meat and fruit for export. In the cattle-raising sector, for example, one of every four animals is registered with the Brazilian System of Identification of Bovine and Bubaline Origin (SISBOV).

At the opening of the event, Monday, April 10, the Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Roberto Rodrigues, said that the goal is to improve food quality, ensuring better health for all consumers.

"We must look at the whole world with product quality in mind, in order for public health to be of the best possible quality," he argued.

Rodrigues pointed out that Brazil can still augment its production capacity, since the country possesses 106 million hectares of arable land that is not utilized.

But since there is a limit to the amount of land that can be added, Rodrigues affirmed that production improvements, such as extending the use of tracking, are important to guarantee the food supply.

Agência Brasil

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    Then Lula, Rodriguez….
    are just confirming that they were all the time lying when it concerns the non ability to fullfill their promises on agrarian reform.
    You just got a confirmation that 106 millions hectares of existing arable land are not utilized.

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