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Seattle soy processor's license revoked over sanitary issues

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The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) has closed a Seattle soy products manufacturer over persistent sanitation issues, the regulator has announced.
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FDA looks into link between diabetes drugs and pancreatic cancer risk

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating a possible link between a number of commonly used diabetes drugs and pre-cancerous changes to the pancreas.
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Chevron expects 25% output growth by 2017

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At its annual meeting with analysts, held in New York City, the company announced that as much as 98 percent of its targeted production by 2017 was already in design, construction or production.
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Mitsui and Idemitsu Kosan study alpha olefins production in the US

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. have signed a basic agreement to commence studies for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture in the United States to produce linear alpha olefins with a newly built world-scale unit.
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Research shows patching is a broken model for industrial cyber security

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New research showes that patching is often ineffective in providing protection from the multitude of vulnerability disclosures and malware targeting critical infrastructure systems today.
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Minnesota poultry processor awarded clean water prize

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One of the biggest chicken producers in the Midwest, GNP Co., has been awarded the 2013 Clean Water Award by the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association in recognition of the water conservation efforts it has made in its chicken processing plant in Minnesota.
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Can the world replicate US shale gas boom?

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The immense success of the shale gas industry in the United States has caused governments around the globe to look into possible development of natural gas fields in hopes that they could also find a way to energy independence.
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Chemical plant explosion blamed on equipment malfunction

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An explosion early Sunday morning at the Hexion Specialty Chemicals facility in Sheboygan, Wis., that caused about $25,000 in damage was blamed on an equipment malfunction.
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Dow Chemical to build specialty material production units on US Gulf Coast

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Midland, Mich.-based Dow Chemical Co. announced Monday its plans to build several new, specialty material production units aligned to its high value Performance Plastics franchise on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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Federal ethanol mandate could disrupt fuel supply, refineries warn

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According to the American Petroleum Institute trade group, government requirements for refineries to use corn ethanol or other biofuels might cause a serious problem with fuel supply this year.
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