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Ecolab invests in Brazil R&D Center

By Stephen Daniells

Water, hygiene and energy services company Ecolab has opened its new Customer Experience Center (CEC) in the city of Campinas, São Paulo state, providing support for customers cross Latin America.

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Barentz establishes JV with Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients in Brazil

By Stephen Daniells

Continuing its expansion across Latin America, Barentz International has established a joint venture with Sao Paulo-based Tovani Benzaquen Ingredients. The JV marks Barentz’s first real entrance into the Brazilian market.

Nestlé Brazil organic oats launch, organic supply chain focus

Nestlé Brazil: 'We believe in the organic segment'

By Kacey Culliney

Nestlé Brazil is venturing into organics with a line of certified oats, marking the start of a wider plan the food giant has to develop the organic supply chain in the country.

In 1975, 19% of Brazilian men and 29% of women were overweight: In 2014, those numbers had risen to 54% and 48%, respectively. Image: © Getty Images / Ljupco

Myrtaceae fruit extracts show anti-obesity potential: Study

By Stephen Daniells

Polyphenol extracts from four Myrtaceae species native to Brazil may exert potential anti-obesity effects and protect against obesity-related complications, according to scientists at the University of São Paulo.

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SPOTLIGHT ON BRAZIL: ‘Big CPG brands are changing their mindset’

By Elaine Watson

With unemployment rates approaching 14% after two years of recession, Brazil’s economy is projected to grow by less than 0.5% in 2017, while the president has become embroiled in a corruption scandal some commentators fear could endanger an economic recovery....

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