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Wal-Mart to spend more than $48 million on food safety in China

June 30, 2014
Supermarket chain Wal-Mart has pledged to increase its investments in China's food safety threefold, following the scandal in which fox meat was sold as donkey meat in the Asian country.
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China arrested 186 people for environmental violations in 2013

June 30, 2014
As part of a nationwide campaign carried out in 2013 by local environmental authorities, over 3,500 businesses and workshops were closed after some 6,500 instances of environmental problems were detected.
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India's drug makers embrace automation

June 30, 2014
India's second largest drug maker by sales, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, is embracing automation and making it a critical part of the manufacturing process.
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China's gas demand to almost double by 2019, IEA says

June 23, 2014
Demand for natural gas in China will grow to 315 billion cubic meters by 2019, according to the 2014 Medium-Term Gas Market Report by the International Energy Agency.
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British scientists discover way to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

June 23, 2014
Thanks to a new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria may become easier.
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FDA's action against Ranbaxy will cost US consumers

June 23, 2014
Indian drug-maker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. was supposed to introduce three generic versions of branded products that could potentially save Americans millions of dollars, but problems related to regulation and manufacturing standards are delaying their launch.
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Canada's cabinet approves Northern Gateway pipeline

June 23, 2014
The Canadian government has given the green light to a proposed project for constructing a pipeline to a terminal at the Pacific Coast that would serve as a starting point for oil shipments to Asia.
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IEA: Canada can become global energy power but needs to manage costs

June 16, 2014
Canada can profit immensely from its oil industry if it plays its cards wisely and manages to keep project costs at a reasonably low level, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Poultry to account for more than half of UK meat consumption in 2014

June 16, 2014
The U.K. poultry sector is enjoying a period of stability and confidence, which has resulted in a surge of investment.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

June 13, 2014
A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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