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🥩 Can beef producers self-regulate?

Good morning! Today, lawmakers moving to grant more liberties to meat producers. How the House is trying to tame inflation. And new risks facing Eletrobras privatization.

Congress could allow meat companies to police themselves

meat beef producers self regulate?
In March 2017, the Federal Police unveiled a corruption scheme operated by meat producers within the Agriculture Ministry. Photo: Lalo de Almeida/Folhapress

The House’s Constitution and Justice Committee passed a bill on Tuesday allowing agribusiness companies to hire private auditors to monitor their plants and production chain. The bill was fast-tracked and now moves directly to the Senate.

Why it matters. In a nutshell, the bill would create a system for agricultural inspections similar to the one in place for the mining industry. Recent dam disasters, however, have...

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