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Russia bans US meat imports over feed additive

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Starting today, Russia's Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Surveillance Service is banning virtually all imports of U.S. beef, pork and turkey products over the use of the growth stimulant ractopamine, which it says may cause health problems.
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European Commission study looks into allergy risks from textile chemicals

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The European Commission (EC) has started a comprehensive analysis of a possible link between chemicals used in textile products and allergic reactions in consumers.
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European pipelines fighting for clients

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Competition among key European oil pipeline operators is more fierce than ever, as the number of clients declines, amid other concerns including economic instability and the occasional fuel shortage.
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EU dairy producers to increase exports to emerging markets

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According to a report by the European Commission (EC), demand for dairy products in emerging markets will be the main driving force for growth in the sector over the next decade.
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European power stations turn to coal

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While the United States is taking advantage of its shale gas production boom, countries across the Atlantic have responded with a sharp increase in burning of coal to fuel local utilities, despite EU regulations intended to reduce fossil fuels.
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Irish horsemeat-in-hamburger scandal continues to unfold

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The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, said yesterday in a statement that his department has received a test result confirming 75% equine DNA in a raw material ingredient at Irish food company Rangeland Foods.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

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Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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KSE Process Technology celebrates 40th anniversary

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Bladel, Netherlands-based KSE Process Technology BV celebrated its 40th anniversary during a ceremony at company headquarters on Jan. 25.
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Yokogawa to supply integrated control and safety systems for Cygnus Development Project

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The ICSS will feature Yokogawa’s CENTUM VP process automation system, ProSafe-RS safety system, Exaquantum production management solution and PRM asset management package.
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EU plastic waste in decline

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The amount of used packaging that ends up in landfills or being burned without any energy recovery is decreasing thanks to improved recycling and higher recovery rates.
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