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Muslim outrage over cartoons hurts Danish Dairy Arla....

A Muslim Middle East boycott of Danish goods following publication of twelve cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed has hurt many global suppliers.
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New York Times reports new condom package...

a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, explained that the effort was more about packaging than branding, providing the department with a better way to measure the effectiveness of its free condom distribution.
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Del Monte moves into Asia through Thailand...

US based fruit and vegetable giant has picked Thailand as its production base for selling into the Asian market thanks, in part, to the country's abundance of fruit and vegetables grown year 'round.
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In Jakarta, Indonesia, fake cosmetics containing mercury...

have made their way into the supply chain.
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Packaging helps drive global trend for more responsible drinking...

In London, Diageo pushes responsible drinking through a variety of channels, including advertising, a global website, customer carelinesÝand new labelling bearing nutritional and alcoholic information.
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New Zealand study determines "country of origin labeling"...

would cost up to $60 million and offer little consumer benefit.
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China takes on global meat supply...

Mr Li, president of the China Meat Assocaition, says that food security has become the fourth major problem in the world after population, resources and the environment.
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Functional foods are failing to win consumer confidence on both sides of the Atlantic...

according to a report from market analyst Datamonitor.
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"Green" costs less as oil prices rise...

This year, Wal-Mart, Wild Oats Market and a host of other retailers, as well as food suppliers like Del Monte and Newman's Own Organics, have embraced corn-based packaging for fresh produce.

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