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US dairy industry eyes international markets

August 26, 2013
While at present the U.S. dairy industry is mostly directed toward the domestic market, specialists believe that dairy producers will increasingly look at opportunities presented by external markets.
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New evidence on salmonella in beef underlines safety challenge

August 26, 2013
Tackling Salmonella in ground beef could be the U.S. meat industry's most challenging task yet, according to James Marsden, professor of animal science at Kansas State University.
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US petrochemical industry set for growth in 2013

August 26, 2013
Although not expanding at an astonishing rate, the U.S. chemical and petrochemical industries are experiencing steady growth, a report from Business Monitor International indicates.
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US oil refineries 'cut corners' in safety, report claims

August 23, 2013
Oil refineries in the United States are far more dangerous than those in the European Union, with incidents occurring at least once a week, a report commissioned by California's Interagency Task Force on Refinery Safety claims.
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Study links phthalates to insulin resistance in teens

August 22, 2013
Findings from a new study have suggested that chemicals known as phthalates are linked to insulin resistance and obesity in teenagers.
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Study finds increased arsenic levels in groundwater near fracking sites

August 22, 2013
A study has added new evidence to the long list of findings suggesting that fracking for natural gas could be harmful to groundwater.
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FDA reiterates warning over NuVision's sterile products

August 22, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued another alert over sterile products manufactured by Dallas-based NuVision Pharmacy.
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EPA agrees to update oil refinery emissions standards

August 21, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to change the toxic emissions standards for oil refineries, a set of rules that have not been updated for nearly 20 years.
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Computer system failure puts US meat safety at risk

August 21, 2013
A malfunction in the computer system used by thousands of Agriculture Department inspectors at the 6,500 meatpacking and processing plants across the United States caused a two-day outage.
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Jobs in oil, gas industry increase 40% in 2007-2012

August 21, 2013
Latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that more than 162,000 new jobs in the U.S. oil and gas industry were created between 2007 and 2012, highlighting the importance of the industry to the national economy.
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