Uruguay to export first certified carbon-neutral meat shipment in South America

This will be the first time that Uruguay will export meat certified as carbon neutral. It will also be South America's first carbon neutral shipment. It will depart from the port of Montevideo to Switzerland in the second half of December.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Agustín Russi, Business Development Manager of LSQA, the company involved in the certification process, said that this shipment will be a "historic milestone" for Uruguay. The meat was produced by Mosaica, LSQA-certified and slaughtered by Solís Meat Uruguay, according to Blasina y Asociados.

A meat producer that exports to major European markets, Mosaica began compiling data and managing its carbon footprint in 2021. The company bases its production on natural pastures and the conservation of the native tree stands within its fields, thus achieving a carbon dioxide capture higher than its emissions, reaching . . .

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