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Applied Digital

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received a contract to develop a food-security system in Brazil.

Digital Angel will design a system that certifies origin, health status, production and safety of Brazil's cattle targeted for export. The 10-year pact is with Brazil's livestock export certification agency.

The total value of the contract is undefined but Digital Angel said the pact "represents the start of a significant adoption of Digital Angel's technology systems, and we will begin supplying our proprietary products in 2002.''

Recently, Applied Digital was up 59% at $1.73. Digital Angel was up 42% at $5.20.