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Brazil’s President Tied to Meatpacker Scandal

Touch the Soil News #736 (feature photo – Michel Temer – President of Brazil, CC SA 4.0)) Brazilian President Michel Temer has been found to accept millions of dollars of bribes to protect JBS SA – the world’s largest meatpacker. Temer is facing formal corruption charges for taking bribes from JBS in exchange for tax leniency and getting preferential treatment for loans at large Brazilian banks. In a deal to keep JBS executives out of jail, the company was fined $3.2 billion. JBS executives Wesley and Joesley Batista revealed on tape that they had spent over $112 million in recent years bribing over 1,900 politicians and government officials. How long…

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Do You Know the World’s Largest Meat Company?

Touch the Soil News #472 Most of us have eaten meat from the world’s largest meat packing company, but don’t even know its name. The company JBS S.A. is the world’s largest meat packing conglomerate headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. We don’t recognize JBS S.A. because it owns the U.S. brands of Swift and Company and Pilgrim’s Pride. JBS S.A., owns one of the hallmarks of American food companies – Swift. JBS S.A. has operations across the U.S. in the Midwest, the South and the West. JBS S.A. just announced plans for a major global restructure the ultimately will change the name to JBS Foods International with headquarters in Ireland.…

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