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Third of global food production wasted or lost

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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

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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

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Officials said an ammonia leak may have contributed to the fire at the Baoyuan plant in Jilin province.
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Bird flu outbreak costs Chinese poultry industry more than $6.5 billion

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The sector has been losing 1 billion yuan a day since the end of March as chicken-product sales continue to dwindle and prices plunge due to consumer fears over bird flu.
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Danone to invest $417 million in China's biggest dairy producer

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French food-products company Danone has agreed to invest $417 million in two deals with China Mengniu Dairy Co., China's biggest dairy producer.
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European pumps market for food & beverage to focus on energy efficiency

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Although the ongoing economic turmoil in Europe means that market participants are in for a bumpy ride, the processed food industry is set to bail out the European pumps market for the food and beverage industry over the short-term.
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Global beverage packaging market to reach $118.8 billion by 2017

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The global market for beverage packaging is set to reach $118.8 billion by 2017, as beverage consumption trends and environmental issues will play a significant part in developing the market over the next few years.
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Mixers make instant coffee production in Thailand efficient

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Specializing in production and packaging of instant coffee and tea, CMYK Ltd. was established in Thailand in 2001 as the exclusive co-manufacturer for what some say is the world’s biggest food company, Nestlé.
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Dutch company develops self-heating baby bottle

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An innovative self-heating package specifically designed for semi-liquid food like baby formula has been developed by Dutch company Aestech.
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European hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen berries

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The outbreak started in Denmark and spread to Finland, Norway and Sweden. At least 71 people have been affected so far.
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