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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

May 6, 2013
As projections for the increase in global population predict a leap of two billion people by 2050, to a staggering 9.3 billion, the question of providing enough food for that many people poses a serious challenge to researchers and policymakers.
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Honeywell to automate systems at new steam production plant in Finland

May 3, 2013
The contract, awarded by environmental management specialists Ekokem, covers all building automation, process control, and safety systems for a new bubble fluidized-bed (BFB) boiler site.
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Bayer to acquire birth control company for $1.1 billion

April 29, 2013
Conceptus' flagship product is the EssureĀ® procedure, a non-surgical permanent birth control method sold in the United States and other countries.
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BP to invest $596 million in South Africa, Mozambique

April 29, 2013
BP Southern Africa will spend 4.7 billion rand in South Africa, including 2.5 billion rand to upgrade the Sapref refinery in Durban, and 800 million rand to refurbish infrastructure in Mozambique.
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Shell starts major petrochemical investment in Singapore

April 25, 2013
Global energy giant Shell has announced plans to expand its investments in Asia by building new petrochemical units in Singapore.
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New Zealand company develops method for real-time meat contamination detection

April 25, 2013
A New Zealand biotechnology company has announced that it has developed a method that allows processing firms to receive real-time results from meat contamination tests.
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Monsanto develops omega-3 soybean oil

April 22, 2013
Biotechnology company Monsanto Co. has has developed a type of genetically engineered soybean oil that produces a type of fatty acid that could be processed to take the same form as omega-3 from fish.
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Qatar Petroleum enters North American natural gas market

April 22, 2013
The dramatic increase in shale gas output in the United States in recent years has transformed the domestic energy sector but it has also had far-reaching implications in global markets.
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Sun Pharma receives tentative approval for generic version of Januvia

April 22, 2013
Indian pharmaceutical company Sun Pharma has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has tentatively approved the company's generic version of the successful anti-diabetes drug Januvia.
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UK publishes new oil and gas strategy

April 22, 2013
The British coalition government has announced the UK Oil and Gas Industrial Strategy, which demonstrates the country's renewed interest in utilizing reserves in the North Sea.
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