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Dutch company develops self-heating baby bottle

An innovative self-heating package specifically designed for semi-liquid food like baby formula has been developed by Dutch company Aestech.
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ABB to supply electrical, control systems for South African photovoltaic power plant

ABB has won an order worth around $25 million to supply electrical and control systems for a new 75 MW photovoltaic power plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa.
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ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign deal for natural gas liquefaction project in Texas

The agreement establishes a commercial framework to sell up to the full 15.6 million metric ton annual (MTA) output of the Golden Pass Products liquefaction project.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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Odebrecht to invest heavily in Latin America

Brazilian conglomerate Odebrecht announced May 1 plans to invest $20 billion globally over the next three years, 85 percent of which will be invested in Latin America.
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Rat meat sold as lamb, Chinese authorities discover

Chinese authorities have arrested 63 people involved in an operation that allegedly sold more than $1 million in rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb.
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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

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

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

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

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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