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Food manufacturers focus on new products in 2013

June 7, 2013
The latest annual survey on research and development (R&D) among U.S. food manufacturers, reveals that almost half of the businesses will focus on brand new products in 2013.
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Minnesota county gives green light to silica sand mine

June 7, 2013
Winona County commissioners have approved a conditional use permit for the first operation to mine silica sand in the Minnesota county, despite concerns that operations may have a negative impact on the environment.
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Bill passed to fight counterfeit drugs

June 7, 2013
The United States has passed a bill intended to set up a national system for tracking pharmaceutical products through the supply chain to prevent counterfeit medicines from accessing the market.
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Investment in US oil and gas industry hits highest level in decade

June 7, 2013
The top 50 U.S. oil and gas companies spent $185.6 billion on exploration and developing new production in the United States in 2012, according to a new study.
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CDC: Listeria kills one of five affected

June 7, 2013
As many as 90 percent of the people affected by the foodborne disease are elderly, pregnant women, newborns or have weakened immune systems, the CDC said.
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Explosion at Nova-Kem chemical processing plant forces evacuations

June 5, 2013
The Nova-Kem plant in Seward, Ill., contained siliconetetrachloride, nitric acid, acetone and hexachlorodisilane, along with chlorine tanks located outside of the building.
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$384 billion needed for drinking water infrastructure by 2030, EPA survey shows

June 5, 2013
EPA’s fifth Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey and Assessment identifies investments needed over the next 20 years for thousands of miles of pipes and thousands of treatment plants, storage tanks and water distribution systems.
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US imposes sanctions on Iran's petrochemical sector

June 5, 2013
The United States is imposing sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry in a bid to cut off funds that the Islamic republic might use for developing its nuclear program.
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Meat, poultry, seafood packaging trends revealed

June 5, 2013
The U.S. meat, poultry and seafood packaging market will be driven by increased demand for flexible solutions, ready-to-eat packaging and poultry packaging applications over the years until 2017.
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Bulk chemicals industry uses 5% of US energy

June 4, 2013
In 2010, bulk chemicals accounted for about 5% of the nation's energy use and were estimated by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis to provide the nation's economy with 1.4% of the nation's gross domestic product.
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