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  • Engineers Devise Method to 3D Print Martian Dust Structures

    Space travelers looking to colonize extraterrestrial worlds may use knowledge gleaned from research recently published by a team of engineers at Northwestern University that demonstrates a new method to 3D print structures using faux Martian and Lunar dust. Using NASA-approved material that...

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  • Rising Demand for Seafood to Drive Aquafeed Market to 2022

    Growth in demand for seafood is expected to drive the value of the aquafeed market to a value of $172.56 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.9% from an estimated market of $107.82 billion in 2017, according to new research from business insights firm Markets and...

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  • Firm Installs Equipment at Alberta Hemp Processing Plant

    Canadian firm Hempco Food and Fiber Inc. began installation of processing equipment for hemp seed food, hemp-based nutraceuticals, and hemp fiber at its new processing plant in Nisku, AB, the company announced by press release Monday. Local officials approved the firm’s development permit,...

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  • Ashland to Acquire Ingredients Firm Pharmachem for $660M

    A definitive agreement to purchase global ingredients firm Pharmachem Laboratories Inc. for $660 million was signed by Ashland Global Holdings Inc. on Monday, Covington, KY-based Ashland announced by press release. "The acquisition of Pharmachem offers a number of exciting growth...

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  • Firm Inaugurates $4.8M Egg Processing Plant in Vietnam

    The Ba Huan Company opened a $4.85 million chicken egg processing plant in Vietnam’s Phuc Tho district, Hanoi on April 15, the company’s first facility of this type in the country’s north, the English language version of the Communist Party of Vietnam Party Committee’s...

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  • Man Dies While Operating Baler in Packaging Plant Accident

    A 51-year-old worker was killed in an accident on the evening of April 12 while operating a baler at the ISOFlex Packaging plant in Nashville, TN, numerous news media outlets reported. “Evans, 51, was operating a baler inside the plant when it became full.  During an effort with a co-...

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  • New CSB Paper Asserts Chemical Safety is “Good Business”

    As its future under the administration of President Donald J. Trump remains unclear, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) issued a six-page paper Friday outlining the financial impacts of four major agency investigations to show that chemical safety is “good for business.” The agency...

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  • Schlumberger and Argentina’s YPF Form Shale Oil Venture

    The world’s largest provider of oilfield services firm Schlumberger signed an agreement to form a joint venture for the launch of a shale oil pilot project with Argentinian energy company YPF, the Houston, TX-based company announced Wednesday. Under the agreement, Schlumberger will invest $...

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  • Starter Feed Market Forecasted to Hit $29.15B by 2022

    The global market for starter feed is expected to reach a value of $29.15 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.57% from 2016, a new report by research firm Markets and Markets posits. “The market is driven by factors such as the need to increase livestock...

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  • General Mills Spends $16M on Food Safety Efforts

    General Mills increased its spending on food safety-related projects by $3 million in 2016 to a total of $16 million, the company’s recently-released 2017 Global Sustainability Report outlined. “Safety is a priority focus area for our company and part of our culture,” the General...

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