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30% of global food production is wasted, UN study shows

As much as one-third of the total amount of food produced worldwide is wasted, costing the global economy about $750 billion on an annual basis, a new UN Food and Agriculture Organization report claims.
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British FSA reviews poultry campylobacter strategy

Figures released by the agency reveal that campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting about 460,000 people each year.
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Antibiotics in chicken kill 280 Brits every year

It's been claimed that chicken consumption kills about 280 Britons annually through blood poisoning attributable to ESBL (extended spectrum beta lactamase) E. coli.
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US pork exports slide 1% year-on-year in June

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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Dutch scientists unveil first lab-grown burger

The 5-ounce "Cultured Beef" burger, which reportedly cost around $332,000 to produce, was made with muscle cells taken from a cow and other common food ingredients such as salt, egg powder and breadcrumbs.
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Canada's meat and poultry industry starts to recover

The Canadian meat and poultry industry accounts for about 10 percent of the total export of agriculture and food products and employs about 66,500 workers across the country.
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Public officials charged over deadly fire at Chinese poultry plant

The Chinese government has charged 11 public officials with dereliction of duty after more than 120 people were killed June 3 in a deadly fire at a poultry plant in Jilin Province.
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Third of global food production wasted or lost

According to the United Nations 1.3 billion tons -- or a third of global food production -- is wasted or lost each year.
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Study links BPA exposure to undescended testicles

New research presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in San Francisco has suggested that fetal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) is linked to undescended testicles in newborn boys.
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More than 100 killed in Chinese poultry plant fire

Officials said an ammonia leak may have contributed to the fire at the Baoyuan plant in Jilin province.
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