Beef cattle deforestation

Sir: As a producer and plant owner in South America, I would like to comment that not all countries in South America should be tarred with the same brush (’Will deforestation leave beef supply chains exposed,’ 20 March). Uruguay has a unique individual beef traceability by law and should be recognised as an example of sustainable farming to all agricultural countries. Deforestation is a major world problem, but please give some encouragement to countries like Uruguay, which sets an example with very little recognition for its efforts towards sustainable food production. 

Terry Johnson, owner, BPU Meat