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Rat meat sold as lamb, Chinese authorities discover

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Chinese authorities have arrested 63 people involved in an operation that allegedly sold more than $1 million in rat, fox, mink and other meat as lamb.
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Global food industry faces challenges as population grows

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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