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Pennsylvania pesticide maker vows steps to protect lions in Africa

March 31, 2009
The Philadelphia-based manufacturer of a pesticide blamed by conservationists for the poisoning deaths of lions in Kenya says it''s taking "aggressive action" to prevent misuse of the product, halting sales
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U.S. shoppers still paying more for ‘green’ products

March 25, 2009
U.S. households are continuing to pay more for “green”, environmentally-friendly household products, defying a broad trend of shoppers “trading down” to lower priced goods and retailers’ own-label brands, reports the
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Sara Lee weighs sale of European business

March 16, 2009
Reuters reports that Sara Lee Corporation, which is focusing on its core food and beverage business, is examining a sale of its European household and personal care business. Citing people
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Starbucks to launch coffee in France, Germany

March 9, 2009
Coffee chain operator Starbucks Corp. and food maker Kraft Foods Inc. will launch packaged Starbucks coffee in France and Germany, according to the Associated Press. Financial terms were not disclosed.
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Diageo reuses waste from manufacturing plant

March 9, 2009
In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and ultimately send zero waste from its manufacturing facilities to landfills, Diageo, the world''s leading spirits, wine and beer company, announced that
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Brazil''s JBS, National Beef call off deal

February 25, 2009
A beef industry buyout that regulators were trying to block on antitrust grounds has been called off, as reported by the Associated Press. National Beef Packing Co., the fourth-largest U.S.
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PepsiCo CFO sees growth in snacks, dairy

February 16, 2009
PepsiCo Chief Financial Officer sees opportunities for dairy products and snacks to help it weather the economic slowdown that''s hammering its domestic beverage business, according to Reuters. Pepsi has formed
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Food companies in Europe need proof for their health-food claims

February 4, 2009
The European Union is cracking down on foods that advertise health benefits without scientific backing, potentially undermining a strategy increasingly important to the food industry. The worldwide market for so-called
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Mexico suspends purchases from 30 meat plants

December 30, 2008
According to a list posted on the U.S. Department of Agriculture Web site, Mexico has suspended meat imports from 30 processing plants in 14 states, including some of the nation''s
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Smithfield completes deal with Spanish meat maker

December 22, 2008
The Associated Press reports that Smithfield Foods Inc. has completed the merger of its European subsidiary and Campofrio Alimentacion SA, the largest processed meats company in Spain. The combination of
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