Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021
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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Says UK’s Johnson Sought ‘Emergency’ Food Deal, British Embassy Differson September 24, 2021 at 3:07 pm

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BRASILIA—Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whom he met this week in New York, asked him for an “emergency” agreement to supply a food product that is lacking in Britain. Bolsonaro, speaking on his weekly webcast to supporters, did not name the product, but said he had passed Johnson’s request to his agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina. “He wants an emergency agreement with us to import some kind of food that is lacking in England,” he said. The British Embassy in Brazil disputed Bolsonaro’s account, saying that what the Brazilian president said was not its recollection of the facts. The president’s office did not immediately respond to a request for clarification on the product. A natural gas price surge has forced some British fertilizer plants to shut in recent weeks, leading to a shortage of CO2 used to put the fizz into beer and …

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