Arab Today, arab today south american \soybean king\ says region feeds world
Last Updated : GMT 12:02:01
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

South American \'soybean king\' says region feeds world

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today South American \'soybean king\' says region feeds world

Buenos Aires - AFP

Argentina\'s Gustavo Grobocopatel, known as the \"soybean king,\" is head of one of the most powerful agroindustrial groups in South America, and quickly touts soy\'s power in feeding people everywhere. \"In South America we work to feed the world,\" Grobocopatel, 51, said during an interview with AFP. \"To criticize soy is to criticize the poor who have begun to eat,\" he said. But despite a penchant for agribusiness, the leader of the Los Grobo empire does not own land and says music is his true passion. It is this untraditional outlook that has allowed the soy impresario to succeed. Los Grobo, the largest producer of wheat in Latin America, deals not only in soy, grains and oilseeds, but also provides agri-input and technical assistance to farmers. \"We are farmers without land, because we rent. We have no work, because we outsource. And we have no capital because we lend money. All we have is management skills and knowledge,\" Grobocopatel said with a smile. \"I am a Marxist, you might say.\" Argentina, the leading exporter of soybean oil \"is able to feed 400 million people, as a country of 40 million people,\" said Grobocopatel, whose ancestors came to the country from Russia in 1910. Sitting in the office of one of his ventures, the agronomist drank mate, a typical caffeinated beverage from South America\'s River Plate region, made from yerba mate leaves and sipped through a distinctive silver straw. A perfect picture of the typical Argentine producer, with mate in hand, Grobocopatel\'s global vision and national and regional strategy sets him apart from his colleagues in the industry. His empire includes businesses in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil -- the countries that compete with the US as the world\'s largest soybean producers. Soy represents 25 percent of Argentina\'s exports, totaling $81.2 billion in 2012. \"Without soy, the country would not have left\" the deep economic crisis of 2001, Grobocopatel said. Grobocopatel considers the soy boom \"unstoppable, because it leads to better food consumption among poorer classes in the Asia Pacific and some African and Latin American countries where people are moving away from grains and basic foods and towards protein.\" \"Before, in Asia, many people lived with a cup of rice a day but now can eat chicken and can eat pork,\" he said. Grobocopatel proudly boasts the region has become a \"global technology leader in agriculture,\" but said \"much more research and development is needed in biotechnology, environmental agriculture and the use of robotics.\" He also defends direct seeding, a planting method that experts say conserves soil and is used on 91 percent of agricultural land in Argentina. \"Argentina is a country that has extremely widespread use of direct seeding, a great technological development that for the first time in 5,000 years will allow us to say that we\'re giving our children better soil than our parents gave us. It\'s a paradigm shift in the way we do agriculture,\" he said. Despite his enthusiasm, Grobocopatel says his true passion is not agriculture or technological innovation, but his professional folk music ensemble Cruz del Sur. \"I\'m a musician, and it\'s not a hobby, it\'s my job. My hobby is the company,\" said Grobocopatel, who studied singing for 30 years. \"It\'s my main thing.\" South American \'soybean king\' says region feeds world

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today south american \soybean king\ says region feeds world Arab Today, arab today south american \soybean king\ says region feeds world

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Top Yemen commander killed

GMT 09:55 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Top Yemen commander killed
Arab Today, arab today To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 10:08 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

To probe sexual harassment claims

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Gold firms as markets await Trump tax plans

GMT 04:58 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

EU, IMF in ‘common position’ on Greece crisis

GMT 14:57 2017 Monday ,20 February

A giant initial public offering on track

GMT 14:50 2017 Monday ,20 February

Energy Market Research

GMT 09:38 2017 Monday ,20 February

Japan returns to trade deficit in January
View News in Arabic - Business: نفط وبتروكيماويات
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today 63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 16:08 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Shawsh reveals her collection "Jewelry of dreams"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday