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Report raises concerns over use of GRAS food additives

The Natural Resources Defense Council claims that labeling food additives as "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) creates a loophole in regulation.
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USGS blames oil drilling for water contamination in Montana

USGS researchers said that disposal of brine water from oil operations for decades has affected the quality of both private drinking water wells and public water supply wells.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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Oklahoma drillers to collect wastewater injection data daily under new proposal

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved new rules that would require fracking companies to record the volume of injected wastewater and the pressure at which it is injected underground on a daily basis.
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Scientists find benefits of Tamiflu overestimated

A new study raises concerns that the effect of the vastly popular influenza treatment drug may have been overestimated.
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Chevron signs renewed agreement for shale development in Argentina

U.S. energy giant Chevron Corporation has announced plans to invest more than $1.6 billion to develop shale reserves in Argentina.
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US pork, beef exports strong in February

Latest data shows that American pork and beef exports fared well in February, even though the industry has been facing the challenge of soaring prices and tight supply.
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Food industry mergers & acquisitions remain steady in 2013

The hesitation of the food industry to engage in new merger activity was still evident in 2013 with only 311 deals, roughly the same as in 2012, according to The Food Institute’s Food Business Mergers & Acquisitions 2013.
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Industrial automation equipment market to see stronger growth in 2014

After sputtering for the last two years, the global market for industrial automation equipment is poised for stronger growth in 2014, aided by strengthening economies as well as technological innovations.
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Global refining industry outlook predicts growth in 2014, 2015

Chinese refiners are predicted to add the largest proportion of new refining capacity planned globally in 2014/2015, with the launch of a further 1.2 million bpd.
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