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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

May 6, 2013
As projections for the increase in global population predict a leap of two billion people by 2050, to a staggering 9.3 billion, the question of providing enough food for that many people poses a serious challenge to researchers and policymakers.
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New Zealand company develops method for real-time meat contamination detection

April 25, 2013
A New Zealand biotechnology company has announced that it has developed a method that allows processing firms to receive real-time results from meat contamination tests.
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Monsanto develops omega-3 soybean oil

April 22, 2013
Biotechnology company Monsanto Co. has has developed a type of genetically engineered soybean oil that produces a type of fatty acid that could be processed to take the same form as omega-3 from fish.
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Horsemeat scandal prompts food safety review in UK

April 15, 2013
U.K. Environment Safety Secretary Owen Paterson has ordered a strategic review of food safety in response to the recent horsemeat scandal that has rocked the UK's food industry and reverberated across Europe.
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Arsenic-in-beer mystery solved

April 8, 2013
The mystery of how arsenic levels in beer sold in Germany could be higher than in the water or other ingredients used to brew the beer has been solved.
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Major Australian food processing company goes out of business

March 25, 2013
The Windsor Farms Food Group, a major food processing and packing business based in New South Wales, Australia, is closing its doors after 37 years in business, the website SmartCompany reported.
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Processed meat linked to higher risk of premature death

March 12, 2013
A new large-scale research study suggests that excessive consumption of processed meat is linked to increased risk of premature death, including from causes such as heart disease and cancer.
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Consumers' changing preferences fuel strong demand for natural colorants

February 14, 2013
Consumers across the globe are trying to switch to a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, and when buying products they often pick those that are made from natural and simple materials.
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Tests show horse DNA in spaghetti bolognese meatballs

February 13, 2013
British supermarket chain Tesco said on Monday that the tests it had carried out on its own-brand frozen spaghetti bolognese products, which were pulled from store shelves last Wednesday, were positive for horse DNA.
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Russia bans US meat imports over feed additive

February 11, 2013
Starting today, Russia's Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Surveillance Service is banning virtually all imports of U.S. beef, pork and turkey products over the use of the growth stimulant ractopamine, which it says may cause health problems.
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