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China to Tax U.S. Chicken

February 8, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports Chinese authorities have slapped preliminary import duties to as much as 105.4 percent on U.S. chicken products. The Ministry of Commerce which announced the decision said
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More Melamine-Tainted Milk Products Found in China

January 25, 2010
A government spokeswoman said melamine-tainted milk products have been pulled from convenience store shelves in southern China more than a year after hundreds of thousands of children were sickened
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Global Food Safety Meeting in Washington, DC

January 25, 2010
Over 500 food safety experts from more than 40 countries will meet in Washington, DC for the Global Food Safety Conference, an event planned by the Global Food Safety
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Monsanto will let seed patents expire

January 11, 2010
Monsanto Co. says it won’t block competitors from creating generic versions of any of its gene- modified seeds as they lose patent protection, a decision that may help mute calls
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China to charge deposit on additive exports

January 4, 2010
China’s Commerce Ministry will impose a deposit on exports from some Thai and Indonesian companies, over suspected dumping of food additives in the Chinese market, reported by Reuters. The deposit
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EU ends long-running banana trade battle

December 21, 2009
Reuters reports that the European Union has ended one of the world''s longest-running trade battles by agreeing to cut import tariffs on bananas from Latin America grown by U.S. corporations
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Japan, China, S.Korea sign food safety memorandum

November 23, 2009
According to the Associated Foreign Press, Health ministers from Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to step up efforts to ensure food safety following concerns over pesticide-tainted Chinese-made dumplings.
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Kraft launches hostile bid for Cadbury

November 9, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 125 715 5 1 878 11.1282 0 0 0 Kraft Foods has launched a hostile 9.8-billion-pound takeover bid for Cadbury, according to the Associated Foreign
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Australian food exports expect growth to Asia

November 2, 2009
According to Dynamic Export, Australia’s Parliamentary Secretary for Trade, Anthony Byrne, highlighted the growth in opportunities to export food products to the Asian region in his address to the Australian
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Judge says Nicaragua can''t enforce $98 million judgment against Dole

October 21, 2009
A judge has ordered that a $98.5 million judgment against U.S. food giant Dole and Dow Chemical Co. cannot be enforced. U.S. District Judge Paul Huck in Miami ruled Tuesday
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