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Bahrain ‘free of contaminated meat’

Bahrain is free of meat products contaminated with pork and horsemeat, according to a top Health Ministry official. Twenty-two imported frozen and canned meat brands were pulled from shelves earlier this month after being wrongly

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Probe urged on tainted meat imports in Bahrain

Twenty-two meat products imported into Bahrain have been pulled off the shelves following the discovery of pork and horsemeat in them, prompting a call for legal action by consumer protection activists, a report said. A total of 1

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China's corn rush to redraw global food landscape

When China abandoned its soybean self-sufficiency quest almost 20 years ago and started importing the oilseed feeding its hunger for livestock, it almost single-handedly transformed the industry. Today, it's poised to do the same for corn.&nbs

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Russia mulls $230bn farming investment

Russia's farm ministry issued an ambitious draft plan, needing 6.8 trillion roubles ($230 billion) of investment by 2020, to raise grain output and exports, slash dependence on imported raw sugar and become an exporter of pork and poultry meat

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'No evidence flu virus can infect meat'

The risk that pork meat could carry the new H1N1 influenza virus is 'totally negligible', the United Nations food agency said on Tuesday, reiterating that pork and pork products were safe to eat. Up to 20 countries worldwide have b

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UAE says no ban on pork, but shops clear shelves

The United Arab Emirates has not banned pork imports, a senior official said, but some supermarkets have pulled pig meat from their shelves as a precautionary measure against swine flu. Several countries have banned pork imports although t

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Bahrain curb on pork imports

Bahrain has banned the import of pork and pork products from Mexico and the US from where the bulk of the imports come. It will be banned later from other countries too if becomes infected. The ban notification, issued by the Municipalitie

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Bahrain MPs call for ban on pork

Eight MPs are recommending two-month jail terms or fines of BD300, or both, for anyone in Bahrain who imports, sells or simply possesses pork. They are all members of the Al Asala bloc, which has already drafted amendments to Bahrain's

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