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Senator urges DOJ to block JBS Swift acquisitions

June 25, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that a key Democratic senator recently urged the Justice Department to block the purchase of two U.S. meatpackers by Brazilian beef processor JBS Swift.The acquisitions
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Beef takes center stage in Brazil

June 20, 2008
According to Reuters, the cattle are the stars at Brazil''s 14th annual Feicorte International Beef Fair but these celebrities are actually admired for being pieces of meat.Hundreds of cows, bulls
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Zhongpin resumes production at Deyang plant

June 16, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that Chinese meat processor Zhongpin Inc. said recently it resumed production at its Deyang plant in the Sichuan Province following last month''s earthquake.The company said
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US companies to indicate age on beef for S. Korea

June 4, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that several U.S. beef companies said recently they will begin labeling shipments to South Korea to note how old slaughtered cattle were at the time
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Coke bottle wins trademark in Japan

June 2, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the familiar curvaceous shape of the Coca-Cola bottle is now officially registered as a trademark in Japan -- this nation''s first such recognition of a
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China''s AgFeed Pigs Out

May 30, 2008 is reporting that with pig prices soaring in China, AgFeed is bulking up its hog production business.The Chinese feed and pork producer acquired two commercial hog farms in Fujian
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Anheuser-Busch, beer co. to pay $21M in club fire

May 27, 2008
According to the Associated Press, brewer Anheuser-Busch Inc. and a Rhode Island beer distributor have agreed to pay $21 million to settle lawsuits brought by survivors of a 2003 nightclub
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Ark. court: Cancer claim against poultry firms can proceed

May 14, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that Arkansas poultry producers who were dismissed two years ago from a lawsuit that seeks to hold them responsible for a man''s leukemia are targets
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Coca-Cola seeks more acquisitions to grow business

May 14, 2008
According to Reuters, Coca-Cola Co., the world''s biggest drinks maker, is seeking more acquisition opportunities in the fast-growing soft drinks market to expand its revenue sources, the company''s CEO-in-waiting said
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Brazilian beef firm defends plans to buyout US rivals

May 12, 2008
According to the Associated Press, the head of Brazilian meatpacking company JBS SA tried to assure lawmakers recently that his company''s buyout of two U.S. rivals would mean more jobs
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