What’s the bigger picture behind Brazil’s poultry industry?
Idea that Brazil is scheming to evade tariffs, which will literally cost SA workers their jobs, is cause for concern
As a farmer I understand economics, but the wheeling and dealing Mike Schussler writes about is so shady that it leaves me dizzy (“Why do Brazil’s chickens cross the ocean? To fly over SA tariffs,” June 2).
It makes sense that Brazil, as one of the world’s biggest exporters of chicken, would know all the tricks in the book to keep their poultry industry at the top, and that there is always a bigger picture than the one right in front of us.
Schussler points out that Brazilian farmers make no profit on the chicken being exported to SA, but as he suggests, the bigger picture is that profits are definitely being made elsewhere, to allow this price-cutting to take place. Why else would they continue at a loss?