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A Meating of the Minds: Possible Pitfalls and Benefits of Certified Organic Livestock Production and the Prodigious Potential of Brazil
Journal of Food Law and Policy (2008)
  • Adam C Schlosser, University of Miami School of Law
Abstract
Certified organic food represents the fastest growing segment of food production in both the United States and throughout the entire world. This article examines the issues and opportunities facing both large and small scale farmers wishing to engage in organic livestock production. Organic regulations cover everything involved in production, starting with the organic certification process and concluding with slaughter and the subsequent shipping and sale of the end organic product. The final section of this article addresses the unique ability of Brazil – described alternatively as “the world’s warehouse” and the “world’s [future] source of food” – to increase the economic prosperity of its burgeoning farming industry by capitalizing on the world’s current organics craze. The conclusion focuses on suggestions for both public and private entities to aid in the continued development of the Brazilian organic livestock industry. Many suggestions also prove applicable to other less developed Latin America countries.
Keywords
  • Certified Organic Farming,
  • Organic Meat,
  • Organic Livestock,
  • Livestock Production
Disciplines
Publication Date
Fall 2008
Citation Information
Adam C Schlosser. "A Meating of the Minds: Possible Pitfalls and Benefits of Certified Organic Livestock Production and the Prodigious Potential of Brazil" Journal of Food Law and Policy (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/adam_schlosser/1/