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Third of global food production wasted or lost

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According to the United Nations 1.3 billion tons -- or a third of global food production -- is wasted or lost each year.
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Study links BPA exposure to undescended testicles

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New research presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco has suggested that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to undescended testicles in newborn boys.
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Mining companies to be forced to disclose payment details

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Canada is introducing mandatory payment disclosure rules for mining companies in a bid to increase transparency in transactions and business operations.
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AstraZeneca to build new HQ, research center in Cambridge, UK

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AstraZeneca is investing about £330 million ($515.6 million) in its new building, which will host a global R&D center.
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Canadian oil company to develop existing assets amid rising North Sea investments

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Canadian oil and gas company CNR International, Inc. is looking to take advantage of a recently introduced tax break and invest more than $470 million in one of the oldest North Sea oil fields.
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EIA report revises global shale oil and gas reserves upwards

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Global reserves of shale-based resources push up the world's total potential oil reserves by 11 percent and natural gas reserves by 47 percent.
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French parliamentary commission calls for change in fracking ban

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Hydraulic fracturing has once again become an issue of heated debate in France, as political parties, industries and the public have all shared different opinions about using the technique to drill for shale gas and oil.
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Food manufacturers focus on new products in 2013

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The latest annual survey on research and development (R&D) among U.S. food manufacturers, reveals that almost half of the businesses will focus on brand new products in 2013.
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EPA: US water infrastructure needs $384 billion upgrade

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The federal government will have to spend at least $384 billion on improvements of the country's drinking water infrastructure to make sure that the U.S. population is provided with safe water over the next 20 years.
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US imposes sanctions on Iran's petrochemical sector

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The United States is imposing sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry in a bid to cut off funds that the Islamic republic might use for developing its nuclear program.
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