Scientists now agree transgenic crops ( GM) are safe after years of study

Scientists now agree transgenic crops ( GM) are safe after years of study Activists who flip-flopped on genetically modified farming Environmentalists frequently criticize transgenic crops. Until recently, Mark Lynas was no exception. A British journalist, researcher and activist, Lynas helped found the movement against genetically modified (GM) foods in the mid-1990s. But as time went on, he started questioning his views, leading him to publicly denounce his previous positions during a speech at the Oxford…

The Southern Cone of South America, are major farm machinery manufacturers

Several major agricultural machinery brands are manufactured in the Southern Cone of South America, including: These are just a few examples of the major agricultural machinery brands manufactured in the Southern Cone of South America. Contact the Gateway to South America team to learn about the best investment opportunities in the region. The company is a benchmark for foreign investors wishing to invest in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, providing expert advice on property acquisition…

Which Latam Countries have become more open to trade

The article discusses the evolution of trade openness in Latin American countries over the past 60 years, highlighting the growth and diversification of some economies while cautioning against the potential adverse effects of increased dependence on trade. Key takeaways:1. Trade openness, measured as the percentage of GDP made up by a country’s total two-way trade, has grown significantly in many Latin American countries since 1960, with Mexico leading the way with a 300% increase.2. A drop in trade openness…

Is the US dollars Dominance ending in Trade?

Despite recent doubts about the dominance of the US dollar as a global reserve currency, its position remains strong due to its immense starting advantage, network effects, and the supply of safe assets available to dollar investors. While individual countries can circumvent the dominant system, a shift to a multipolar system of currencies is not imminent and would be inherently less stable. The reason why not: Counter arguments: Conclusion: China’s controlled flows of capital and current-account surpluses…

How Brazil out farmed the American farmer

After a half-century of dominance, the U.S. is losing its edge in agriculture to a booming, high-tech Latin American powerhouse. Its secret weapon? Soyabeans. A big swath of soya-producing lands that stretch between the Andes and the Atlantic forest and from northern Argentina to the southern flanks of the Amazon basin. Soylandia, as this immense region might be called, is almost entirely unknown to Americans and indeed much of the Western World. But it may well be the future of one of the world’s most…

Two-thirds of high-net-worth individuals investing in Uruguay are Argentinean

Uruguay’s investment advisors and portfolio manager sector grew substantially in the number of clients and employees last year. This sector currently manages the money of 36,170 clients, 63% of whom are Argentine, with a total of US$ 28.93 billion invested in different instruments. Data released by the Central Bank of Uruguay (BCU) shows that at the end of 2022, there were 67 portfolio managers and 106 investment advisors in the country. This is an increase of 10 from the previous year. Portfolio managers…

South American three-year drought partly driven by ‘triple-dip’ La Niña

Southern Brazil, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina are still experiencing a severe drought affecting soybean and maize production. Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, South America’s three major agricultural producers, are experiencing a prolonged drought and low water levels in their main rivers. This severely impacts harvests and river transport of important summer crops, with maize and soybeans the main casualties.  Although conditions may improve, the grain harvests of 2022 and 2023 could result in…

The Truth Behind the Drought in Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile: Exploring the Role of Climate Change

Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile have grappled with severe drought conditions for the past few months. These countries have been experiencing the lowest levels of rainfall in 35 years, leading to crop failures and threatening food security, access to water, people’s health, and ecosystems. The big question is, what is causing these drought conditions? While some argue that climate change is to blame, others dispute this claim. In this blog post, we will explore the role of climate change in exacerbating…

The Uruguayan Forestry Miracle: Exploring Sustainable Practices

In the late 1990s, Uruguay faced an economic crisis that put it on a path of destruction. Fortunately, the country found hope for recovery in its forestry industry through eucalyptus and pine plantations. By planting and managing eucalyptus forests, Uruguay boosted its economy and provided jobs for its citizens. The Uruguayan eucalyptus and pine forestry miracle began with two paper mills: Botnia and Montes del Plata. These two companies heavily invested in infrastructure, technology, labour training, and equipment…

LOBOS ISLAND *, BIRTHPLACE OF URUGUAY PASTORAL FARMING

Cartoon islands are usually a rock amidst water with a palm tree on top. In real life, however, islands are much more. Lobos Island (Isla de Lobos) in Rio Negro Department of Uruguay, was the breeding land for the first cattle to be introduced to Uruguay, the origin of what is today the number one gross national product. It still is an important source of quality beef and now it can be yours. Lobos Island geography Situated at the confluence of Uruguay and Negro Rivers, the aerial view clearly shows the meeting…

Latin America’s economic slump got you down? Get the lowdown on what may happen in 2023! Find out how these could affect your business or investments in the next year.

The global economic slowdown will dampen Latam’s growth prospects, but a reconfiguration of the global economy following the war in Ukraine may give rise to unexpected opportunities for the region. Five Facts About Latin America Economic Outlook Economic challenges faced by the world Nowadays, many countries are struggling with economic difficulties, Latin America included. The Latin American economic outlook for March 2023 shows growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments use policy regularization,…

Five Facts About Paraguay’s Soy Exports Reaching Record Levels

Paraguay set to overtake Argentina in soybean exports “Paraguay to Take Lead in Soybean Exports” – that’s the headline! It’s great news for those curious about global trade and farming. Paraguay’s exports are increasing, showing a shift in South American economics. This has significant implications for businesses, the government and consumers. Paraguay pushes to increase soya output Paraguay is boosting its soybean production to fill the global supply gap. This is especially…

A brief resumé of the differences between Organic, Biodynamic, Lutte Raisonnée, Conventional, and Traditional wines

Regarding wine, several methods are used to make different types. Here is a summary of organic, biodynamic, lutte raisonnée, conventional and traditional wines. Organic wine is made without synthetic pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and no GMOs. Biodynamic wine production takes it a step further. It looks at the vineyard as a whole, using lunar cycles to plant and harvest and natural preparations to enrich the soil. Lutte raisonnée is a “reasoned struggle”. Chemicals are used only when…

The state of Uruguay’s exports in 2023

Uruguay is a small yet prosperous South American nation that increasingly relies on exports to drive economic growth. In 2023, Uruguay’s exports are predicted to remain healthy and dynamic, driven by the country’s strong economic performance in recent years. The government of Uruguay has committed itself to promote export-led growth, focusing on bolstering the manufacturing sector and developing its agricultural exports. As a result of these aggressive investments in infrastructure and technology, Uruguay…

What is the most important thing that a person/company should consider if they want to invest in Uruguay?

Beyond the emotional elements, the investor must analyze each country’s advantages. Investors are becoming more aware that foreign investment competition is fierce among countries, especially those located in the same geographic area; therefore, comparing the benefits offered by each country is an excellent idea to finally decide the best option for your circumstances. The American Nobel prize winner, Milton Friedman (economist), said,” Investors in the current context are like consumers; they have…
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