So instead of shipping megatonnes of #soy from Brazil to China, where it is used to feed pigs, Brazil could build factories to convert soy into the #ImpossiblePork and export that!


@jwildeboer Welcome to the Brazilian conundrum.

Brazil could export products instead of "raw materials", but for that you need to import machinery, training and so on, which ends up being very expensive and not subsidised by the government.

Instead the government subsidises the production of "raw materials" instead and then buys the products made with those.

A classic example is iron ore as well.

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