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Canada looks to enhance food safety control

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The Safe Food for Canadians Act may not come into effect before 2015, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has released a report describing the recent actions taken by the government to improve food safety.
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US methane emissions exceed EPA estimates by 50%, study finds

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The study revealed that much of the excess gas comes from livestock, from refining operations and from leaks from oil and gas drilling wells.
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Belgium set to expand petrochemical production in 2014

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Belgium is expected to hold on to its position as a leading petrochemical producer in Western Europe as capacity in the polyesters, butadiene and synthetic fibres segments will increase.
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Fracking water treatment sector in need of fresh ideas, expert claims

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Treating and recycling fracking wastewater has proved to be more difficult than many had expected. A highly individualized approach is needed for each oilfield, meaning that the costs are high.
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Meat industry challenges new rules for origin labeling

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Some of the biggest names in the U.S. meat processing industry are spearheading an industry appeal in court, calling for a rethink of the rules requiring companies to specify the origin of meat on labels.
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Nanocatalysts could remove nitrites from drinking water

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Researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, have developed a method to reduce the level of nitrites in drinking water by using nanocatalysts.
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Midstream companies reap the benefits of US shale gas boom

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The midstream sector has long been in the shadow of the large oil and gas industry players but the shale boom in the United States has had a domino effect, boosting other industries as well, including operators of pipelines and storage facilities.
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Brazilian petrochemical companies urge for measures to revive sector

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Brazil's petrochemical industry leaders are calling on the government to provide businesses with an incentive package that will promote investment and is asking for a lower natural gas price, so that it can have an access to cheaper domestic feedstock.
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Keystone XL Pipeline construction planned to start in 2016

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TransCanada is changing its plans for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, as approval for the project by U.S. President Obama is still pending.
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E. coli in raw milk sickens nine children in Tennessee

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The strain of E. coli that caused nine children to become ill in Tennessee has been traced to raw milk from the McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville and samples from the milk matched samples of animal waste taken at the farm.
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