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Share of private ownership in desalination projects increases

The Global Desalination Market Trends & Ownership Strategies 2014-2018 report found that the Middle East will continue to play a crucial role in the development of the desalination market.
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EU food safety regulator finds aspartame safe for public health

Critics claim that aspartame is linked to a number of health complications, including cancer, and have been calling for authorities to ban the use of the substance.
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Bulk Bag Filling System

A new Flexicon Bulk Bag Filling System for ultra-heavy-duty applications fills bulk bags with aggregates, abrasive minerals, powdered metals, dry chemical additives, filter press cake and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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Global spending on medicines to grow by up to 6% per year through 2017

The key factors that will drive global drug markets are better access to medicines due to rising disposable income in developing countries and more favorable economic conditions in emerging markets.
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Mexico may allow private companies to extract oil

The proposal to amend Mexico's constitution and allow private investors access to the country's oilfields comes from members of the two largest political parties.
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Ineos to import US ethane for Grangemouth facility

The Grangemouth chemical plant in Scotland may go from huge losses to instant profitability thanks to the saving plan drawn up by Swiss-based international operator Ineos Group Ltd.
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UK oil industry reports highest amount of oil spilled in decade

Last year 246 oil spills were reported in the UK, with the total amount of oil released in these spills reaching 86 tons.
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European plastics recyclers want legislative support

One of the top priorities for the European plastics recycling industry will be to create a market for recycled plastics, facilitating the diversion of recyclable plastics from landfills and further increasing recycling rates in Europe.
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FDA imposes new ban on Wockhardt drugs

Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt has been hit by a U.S. import alert for the second time this year.
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