Cheap Brazilian Pig Meat Threat

BRAZIL - Pig meat imports from Brazil could soar, warned European Union farm leaders on Monday, 3 May.
calendar icon 6 May 2010
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They urged European Union commissioners not to re-open trade liberalisation talks with Mercosur, the Latin American trading bloc.

This would lead to a substantial contraction in European Union agriculture, threatening 28 million jobs, warned Copa president Padraig Walsheand.

He said as well as pig meat, imports of beef, poultry and wheat would increase.

The talks with Mercosur have been stalled since 2004. Reopening them would lead to a flood of imports of food not produced to European Union standards, says Copa.

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