By Maria Carolina Marcello
BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro stated on Thursday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom he met this week in New York, requested him for an “emergency” settlement to produce a meals product that’s missing in Britain.
Bolsonaro, talking on his weekly webcast to supporters, didn’t title the product, however stated he had handed Johnson’s request to his Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina.
“He desires an emergency settlement with us to import some sort of meals that’s missing in England,” he stated.
The president’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for clarification on the product.
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A pure gasoline value surge has compelled some British fertilizer vegetation to close in current weeks, resulting in a scarcity of CO2 used to place the fizz into beer and sodas and stun poultry and pigs earlier than slaughter.
The British authorities, looking for to avert meat and poultry shortages, has prolonged emergency state assist and warned its meals producers to organize for a 400% rise in carbon dioxide costs.
Ministers, together with Johnson, have repeatedly brushed apart ideas there could possibly be shortages of conventional Christmas fare corresponding to roast turkey, although some suppliers have warned of them.
(Writing by Anthony Boadle; Modifying by Aurora Ellis)
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