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Argentina's economic plan and the impact on food

just-food's Latin America correspondent Paula Krizanovic analyses how Argentina's recent packaged of emergency economic measures could impac...

Mixed reaction as meat giants seek more muscle

Brazil-based meat giants Marfrig and BRF are to hold talks on a merger - a deal that could create one of the largest players in the sec...

How might Brazil's president affect food sector?

Latin America correspondent Ivan Castano looks at how the administration of Brazil's new far-right President Jair Bolsonaro could impac...

Can industry eliminate trans fats by 2023?

The WHO wants industrially-produced trans fats removed from food by 2023. Major manufacturers have set the pace but the challenge ...

Latest Interviews

Minerva CFO Edison Ticle on meat giant's new VC arm, e-commerce ambitions and use of AI to drive profits – the just-food interview 10 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Minerva Foods in Brazil has just rolled out a venture-capital fund and is poised to complete its first investment. Simon Harvey speaks with CFO Edison Ticle.


"The opportunity is so big" - Nestle and new asset Terrafertil eye Latin America's fledgling markets for plant-based foods 7 Nov 2018

Dean Best

After a deal finalised in August, Nestle owns a majority stake in Latin American organic and plant-based business Terrafertil. Dean Best spoke to both companies to ask what lies ahead.

Latest News

Mexican state Oaxaca bans sale of 'junk food' to minors 6 Aug 2020

Andy Coyne

A Mexican state has passed a law banning the sale of high-calorie 'junk food' and sugary soft drinks to minors.


Meat processor Minerva plans to acquire Colombia slaughterhouse 6 Aug 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor Minerva has entered an agreement to acquire a plant in another South American country.


Mexico's Grupo Herdez to sell off tuna assets 30 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Mexico-based food major Grupo Herdez has revealed plans for the partial divestment of seafood assets to unnamed buyers.


Brazilian meat-free firm Fazenda eyes UK, Germany after entering UAE 28 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat-free start-up Fazenda Futuro has its eyes on expanding further into Europe after launching in new markets.


Minerva launches venture-capital fund under three-pronged initiative 22 Jul 2020

Simon Harvey

Brazilian meat processor Minerva said it has started a three-pronged project to unlock future opportunities.


Brazilian meat giants Marfrig and Minerva deny merger talks 21 Jul 2020

Andy Coyne

Meatpacking heavyweights Marfrig Global Foods and Minerva Foods have commented on press speculation in their home market of Brazil that they have opened merger talks.



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