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Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamín Ruiz

Benjamín Ruiz, former editor of Industria Avícola, is an international poultry and feed journalist and translator, focused on Latin America.



Where will the world look for animal protein?

Brazil in particular, and Latin America in general, is the place where the poultry industry will grow in the future, and SIAVS is a good showcase for this

Coming soon is the International Poultry and Swine Show (SIAVS) to be held from August 9-11, 2022, at Anhembi venue in the city of São Paulo, Brazil.

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Climate concerns and eating animal protein in Latam

Questions rise about whether people are willing to reduce eating animal protein to positively affect climate change, but would they be willing to reduce other habits?

I never thought about how many people would be willing to give up animal protein as a consequence of climate concerns. 

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World per capita egg consumption record broken by Mexico, again

Mexicans consumed 409 eggs per person in 2021 moving further away from other high consumers: Japan and Colombia

While gathering data for Latin American production and consumption of chicken and eggs in 2021, I admit I was surprised by the annual per capita egg consumption of Mexico reported by the National Poultry Producers association – 409 eggs per person!

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How Cargill is promoting gender equality in Latin America

A policy of diversity, equity and inclusion is evident in the company’s new broiler breeder farm in Colombia.

Cargill is helping to foster gender equality in the Latin American poultry industry through hiring and promoting solely on merit and providing the infrastructure that allows women to fully participate in the workforce.

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Avian flu never left Mexico

An AH7N3 strain outbreak was just reported in the state of Coahuila, but authorities say poultry supply is not at risk

While highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks have sprung up in several U.S. states, among other places in the world, one might wonder about the status of bordering countries.

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Fake chicken sales are the order of the day

Counterfeit importers and salespeople are affecting the Brazilian export force, but there are ways to fight and counteract these actions

Being part of the poultry industry, even a journalist or writer like me, makes you prone to fake businesses.

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