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Study links soft drinks to behavioral problems in children

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A joint study carried out by researchers at Columbia University, the University of Vermont and the Harvard School of Public Health, has suggested a link between behavioral problems in five-year-old children and soft drink consumption.
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Cyclosporiasis outbreak continues, number of infected reaches 600

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Analyses of the outbreak have led investigators to the conclusion that the majority of cases were linked to a salad mix produced at Taylor Farms de Mexico.
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US dairy industry eyes international markets

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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

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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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Study links phthalates to insulin resistance in teens

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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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Computer system failure puts US meat safety at risk

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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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Value of global beverage packaging market to reach $125.7 billion in 2018

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Between 2013 and 2018, the global beverage packaging market is forecast to expand at a compound annual rate of 4.3%.
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Oregon governor signs off on canola ban for Willamette Valley

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Oregon farmers and the public are celebrating a major victory after Gov. John Kitzhaber signed the HB 2427 bill into law on Wednesday.
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Trident Seafoods to invest $41 million in Georgia plant

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The Seattle-based company, which is North America's biggest seafood harvester and processor, said on Wednesday that it would open a plant in Carrollton, bringing 175 jobs to the people of Carroll County.
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US pork exports slide 1% year-on-year in June

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U.S. pork exports inched down 1% year-on-year in June, with 23.8 percent of pork produced in the country being shipped abroad.
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