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FSA: Two in three chickens in Wales infected with Campylobacter

Welsh authorities have been trying hard to clamp down on the most frequent cause of food poisoning in the UK -- Campylobacter bacteria -- but so far they have seen little success.
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Chinese anti-trust authorities launch probe into Bayer

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG is being investigated by Chinese authorities for unfair competition, becoming the latest foreign drug maker to come under examination in the Asian country.
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US pork exports to Colombia on the rise

Just over a year after the trade agreement between the United States and Colombia came into force its effect can already be felt, as exports of U.S. meat are increasing and demand is growing.
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Brazil ramps up plastics resins imports

Due to Brazil's rapidly growing industry, demand for plastics and plastic resins is continually growing, leading to a rising volume and value of imports.
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EU aims to recycle 62% of plastics by 2020

While only 24% of all plastics were recycled in 2013, a new study commissioned by Plastics Recyclers Europe says that an overall plastics recycling target of 62% across the European Union is achievable by 2020.
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Investigation reveals mistake in oil labeling in Quebec train crash

The investigation into the train crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, has revealed that the crude oil transported in the railcars had a lower flash point than indicated on documents, meaning that it was actually more volatile than could be expected.
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OPEC prepares for falling oil market share in 2014

The global oil market is "well-supplied," despite predictions that the market share of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to slip in 2014, due to increased production from non-OPEC countries.
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30% of global food production is wasted, UN study shows

As much as one-third of the total amount of food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy about $750 billion on an annual basis, a new UN Food and Agriculture Organization report claims.
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BP awards contracts worth £1 billion For North Sea development

British oil giant BP announced last week that more than 30 UK companies have been awarded contracts worth a total of over £1 billion for the development of two oil fields in the North Sea.
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Total plans to increase hydrocarbon resins, polymer production in France

French oil and gas giant Total will invest EUR160 million to convert its Carling petrochemical platform by 2016 and plans to close the naphtha cracker during the second half of 2015.
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