Wednesday, June 22, 2011

World Food Crisis: Brazil to Donate Food: 500K Tons of Rice, 100K Tons of Beans, 100K Tons of Milk Powder

Brazil will donate public stocks of food to the World Food Program (UN WFP) for to 12 months, according to law no. 12,429 that President Roussef signed Tuesday. Donations will be enforced by the National Supply Company (Conab).
According to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, the decree provides for up to 500,000 tons of rice stocks that are part of the Rio Grande do Sul, up to 100,000 tons of beans from Santa Catarina, up to 100,000 tonnes of milk powder from Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul, and one ton of vegetable seeds also stock gauchos. "The limits of the legislation were calculated so as not to compromise the supply of people who suffered the effects of events in Brazil," the statement said.

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture is responsible for authorizing the processing of food products ready for human consumption.

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