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WTO director wants Brazil to increase global food supply

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will arrive in Brasilia this weekend for her first visit to Latin America. And one of the things she wants to know is to what extent Brazil can help prevent a looming global food crisis.

If Brazil exports more food, it could help slow the spiral of high world prices, Ngozo said in an interview with Valor. The message she should hear from the Brazilian government is that Brazil is part of the solution and has a surplus of grains and proteins with which to supply the . . .

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