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Tuna farming getting a boost

December 8, 2009
As the world''s love affair with raw fish depletes wild tuna populations, long-running efforts to breed the deep-sea fish from egg to adulthood may finally be bearing fruit, according to
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National Beef workers to vote on unionizing

December 3, 2009
The National Labor Relations Board said workers at the National Beef meatpacking plant in Dodge City would vote soon on whether to unionize, reports the Associated Press. If approved,
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Analyst sees strong year ahead for food makers

December 1, 2009
Citi analyst David Driscoll says food manufacturers have a very good year ahead of them, reports the Associated Press. Consumers are eating at home more often, the popularity of store-brands
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NC Slim Jim plant explosion claims fourth victim

November 23, 2009
A fourth victim has died from injuries suffered in a natural gas explosion that tore through a North Carolina Slim Jim plant five months ago, a hospital spokesman said, reported
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Hershey, Ferrero consider bid for Cadbury

November 18, 2009
In separate released statements, Italy''s Ferrero and U.S.-based Hershey Co confirmed they are considering a bid for Cadbury, after being asked by the UK Takeover Panel to clarify their intentions,
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Promise of jobs has students enrolling in Ag programs

November 17, 2009
According to the Associated Press, enrollment at the nation''s largest agriculture schools is increasing. However, most of the graduates seem focused more on science and environmental issues than harvesting crops.
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Tainted food surprisingly deadly in adults worldwide

November 12, 2009
Recent data released from the World Health Organization shows food-borne diseases are far more deadly than previously estimated, according to Reuters. The research faults unsafe food for 1.2 million deaths
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EU sets December deadline to review Kraft’s bid

November 11, 2009
Reuters reports the European Commission has set a one-month deadline to review Kraft Foods’ $16 billion hostile bid for British chocolate maker Cadbury after the U.S. food group notified EU
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Science vs. Mother Nature: The battle over the future of food

November 10, 2009
Everybody wants to end hunger, but just how to do so is a divisive question that pits environmentalists against anti-poverty campaigners, big business against consumers and rich countries against poor.
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Unit continually measures milk protein content in the dairy process

November 10, 2009
The unit makes it possible to measure the protein content of milk and other milk products directly in the process line. It can be easily integrated into control loops
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