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Brazil proposes banning sugarcane in Amazon

September 21, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 210 1197 9 2 1470 11.1282 0 0 0 According to the Associated Pres, Brazil will prohibit sugarcane-ethanol plantations in the Amazon and other ecologically
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Russian leader orders restrictions on beer sales

September 14, 2009
According to the Associated Foreign Press, President Dmitry Medvedev has ordered new restrictions on the sale of beer and similar beverages in what appears to be his first effort to
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Kraft''s $16.7 billion bid for Cadbury rejected

September 8, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 232 1326 11 2 1628 11.1282 0 0 0 Kraft Foods Inc. disclosed that it has bid $16.7 billion to purchase Cadbury PLC, but the
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ConAgra will build $37 million sweet potato plant in US

August 31, 2009
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Rio Tinto receives $2 billion offer for Alcan Packaging divisions

August 19, 2009
Normal 0 0 1 108 620 5 1 761 11.1282 0 0 0 Packaging company Amcor has offered to buy Rio Tinto''s remaining Alcan Packaging divisions for $2.025 billion,
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GM crop trials start again in Britain in ''secret''

July 27, 2009
Genetically modified crops are being grown in Britain for the first time in twelve months after controversial trials were resumed without alerting the public, reports the Associated Foreign Press. Cultivation
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US beef recall expanded, eighteen illnesses suspected

June 29, 2009
A Colorado meat company is expanding a recall of beef due to possible contamination by E.coli O157:H7 bacteria after an investigation found 18 illnesses may be linked to the meat,
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Hormel, Herdez Del Fuerte create US venture

June 22, 2009
Hormel Foods and Herdez Del Fuerte SA will create a joint venture to market Mexican foods in the U.S., expanding an existing partnership, according to the Associated Press. The
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US recession takes bite out of brand loyalty-study

June 22, 2009
The U.S. recession is taking a bite out of national brand loyalty in products ranging from Advil pain reliever and Green Giant frozen vegetables to Jif peanut butter, according to
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Coca-Cola Hellenic to distribute soup in Russia

June 2, 2009
The Associated Press reports that food maker Campbell Soup Co. has entered into a long-term agreement with Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Co. S.A. to distribute soup products in Russia. Coca-Cola Hellenic
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