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ISS astronauts poised to eat lettuce grown in space

The international Space Station crew is to take one giant leaf for mankind when it tucks into vegetables grown in space. A batch grown last month

The international Space Station crew is to take one giant leaf for mankind when it tucks into vegetables grown in space. A batch grown last month

Science_technology

Fresh and safe from field to plate

“Cases of food poisoning from vegetables affect more people and lead to more hospitalisations than those from meat.” While it may come as news to

“Cases of food poisoning from vegetables affect more people and lead to more hospitalisations than those from meat.” While it may come as news to

Science_technology

Fruit and veg get the eternal youth treatment

Spinach leaves that have been frozen will inevitably wilt, turning into an unappetizing mush. Researchers in Sweden have developed a new method of

Spinach leaves that have been frozen will inevitably wilt, turning into an unappetizing mush. Researchers in Sweden have developed a new method of

Business

Winter freeze boosts food prices

The severe winter weather battering Europe is pushing up the cost of food, creating difficulties for growers. European wheat prices hit an almost

The severe winter weather battering Europe is pushing up the cost of food, creating difficulties for growers. European wheat prices hit an almost

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Food shortages as Italian truck strike bites

Food shortages and soaring costs are the high price of Italy’s lorry drivers’ strike. The truckers’ protest against the government’s reform and

Food shortages and soaring costs are the high price of Italy’s lorry drivers’ strike. The truckers’ protest against the government’s reform and

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French farmers protest over cheap imports

French farmers on Thursday staged a protest in Paris, calling on the government to introduce protectionist measures against cheaper imports. Fruit

French farmers on Thursday staged a protest in Paris, calling on the government to introduce protectionist measures against cheaper imports. Fruit

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French E.coli death 'not linked' to current outbreak

French health authorities say an elderly patient being treated for E.coli in Bordeaux has died. The 78-year-old woman had spent the past week in

French health authorities say an elderly patient being treated for E.coli in Bordeaux has died. The 78-year-old woman had spent the past week in

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Roquette to Russia

Russia has partially lifted its ban on some European vegetables imposed during the e-coli scare.   Belgian and Dutch produce will again be allowed

Russia has partially lifted its ban on some European vegetables imposed during the e-coli scare.   Belgian and Dutch produce will again be allowed

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E-coli flares in Bordeaux

French health officials say beansprouts are the likely cause of a suspected outbreak of e-coli in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. At least five

French health officials say beansprouts are the likely cause of a suspected outbreak of e-coli in the southwestern city of Bordeaux. At least five

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Food safety and the lessons to be learned

“Hello I’m Chris Burns and welcome to the Network where we connect into a matrix of news makers to get to the heart of an issue and watch out –

“Hello I’m Chris Burns and welcome to the Network where we connect into a matrix of news makers to get to the heart of an issue and watch out –

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Europe's farmers unhappy with E. coli compensation

The EU’s decision to pay out just 210 million euros in compensation to those who have lost out financially to the deadly E. coli epidemic has not

The EU’s decision to pay out just 210 million euros in compensation to those who have lost out financially to the deadly E. coli epidemic has not

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Berlin cucumber eating contest

Vegetarian activists stage a cucumber eating competition in Berlin as government lifts warning on cucumbers, tomatoes and other salad ingredients

Vegetarian activists stage a cucumber eating competition in Berlin as government lifts warning on cucumbers, tomatoes and other salad ingredients

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Bean sprouts cause of e-coli says Germany

While you should still be careful about bean sprouts, it seems it is safe to go back to eating salads again. Europe’s month-long e-coli scare left at

While you should still be careful about bean sprouts, it seems it is safe to go back to eating salads again. Europe’s month-long e-coli scare left at

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E.coli source found say German authorities

Health authorities in Germany now say locally-grown beansprouts are the most likely source of the lethal E.coli outbreak that has so far claimed 29

Health authorities in Germany now say locally-grown beansprouts are the most likely source of the lethal E.coli outbreak that has so far claimed 29

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Beansprouts the source of E.coli - Germany

It is reported that the German authorities are to lift their warning over the consumption of cucumbers, tomatoes and other fresh salad produce. No

It is reported that the German authorities are to lift their warning over the consumption of cucumbers, tomatoes and other fresh salad produce. No

Europe

EU aid to farmers side-swiped by E. coli raised to 210m euros

A European aid package for fruit and vegetable traders suffering from lost sales because of the deadly E. coli crisis has been increased to 210

A European aid package for fruit and vegetable traders suffering from lost sales because of the deadly E. coli crisis has been increased to 210

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EU pledges to raise E.coli aid offer to farmers

EU agriculture ministers told the European Commission on Tuesday to stump up more cash to compensate farmers affected by the E.coli outbreak. The

EU agriculture ministers told the European Commission on Tuesday to stump up more cash to compensate farmers affected by the E.coli outbreak. The

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EU must improve food alerts: farmers union

Nial O’Reilly euronews: “As we have seen, the E.coli crisis has had a big impact on European agriculture. To discuss the issues concerned, we are

Nial O’Reilly euronews: “As we have seen, the E.coli crisis has had a big impact on European agriculture. To discuss the issues concerned, we are

Europe

E.coli farm impact to be compensated

An emergency meeting of European Union ministers in connection with the deadly E. coli crisis has produced a provisional proposal of aid for fruit

An emergency meeting of European Union ministers in connection with the deadly E. coli crisis has produced a provisional proposal of aid for fruit

Europe

E. coli communication 'irresponsible', says MEP

A Spanish European Parliament member, Francisco Sosa Wagner, has appealed for joint efforts to restore vegetable farmers’ reputations. This was

A Spanish European Parliament member, Francisco Sosa Wagner, has appealed for joint efforts to restore vegetable farmers’ reputations. This was

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Consumers spurn cucumbers despite reassurances

The market place is the frontline where the battle is being fought to regain consumer confidence. Spanish cucumbers may have been given a clean

The market place is the frontline where the battle is being fought to regain consumer confidence. Spanish cucumbers may have been given a clean

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EU offers 150 million euros to farmers hit by E.coli outbreak

The offer starts at 150 million euros to compensate European Union farmers affected by the E.coli outbreak. By some estimates, weekly economic

The offer starts at 150 million euros to compensate European Union farmers affected by the E.coli outbreak. By some estimates, weekly economic

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Europe's deadly E.coli mystery

Germany raised the E. coli alarm on May 24 after three deaths thought to be linked to the outbreak and with infections multiplying.   Centred on the

Germany raised the E. coli alarm on May 24 after three deaths thought to be linked to the outbreak and with infections multiplying.   Centred on the

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EU offers 150 million euros to farmers hit by E.coli crisis

“We must restore cucumber producers’ lost honour!”   That was the heartfelt plea from a Spanish member of the European Parliament as EU agriculture

“We must restore cucumber producers’ lost honour!”   That was the heartfelt plea from a Spanish member of the European Parliament as EU agriculture

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No answers yet as to source of E.coli scare

Health officials in Germany are still searching for the source of the E.coli outbreak which has killed 23 people in Europe. With the latest chief

Health officials in Germany are still searching for the source of the E.coli outbreak which has killed 23 people in Europe. With the latest chief

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Still mystery over E.coli outbreak source

German officials struggled on Monday to pinpoint the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak after initial tests on bean sprouts grown at a farm near

German officials struggled on Monday to pinpoint the source of a deadly E. coli outbreak after initial tests on bean sprouts grown at a farm near

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Source of German E.coli outbreak remains elusive

German officials claim it is too early to say whether a farm in Lower Saxony is the source of the recent deadly E. coli outbreak. It had been

German officials claim it is too early to say whether a farm in Lower Saxony is the source of the recent deadly E. coli outbreak. It had been

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Russia tosses EU salads

The E. coli bacterium is not only taking a human toll. It has also infected international trade. Relations between the EU and Russia were laid low

The E. coli bacterium is not only taking a human toll. It has also infected international trade. Relations between the EU and Russia were laid low

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Germany's race is on to find E.coli source

Germany has set up a national task-force to fight the spread of the E. coli food-poisoning outbreak, stepping up the pace to track down the source of

Germany has set up a national task-force to fight the spread of the E. coli food-poisoning outbreak, stepping up the pace to track down the source of

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E.coli strain 'new and highly toxic' - scientists

German scientists are under growing pressure to isolate the source of a rare E.coli strain believed to be the cause of a food poisoning outbreak that

German scientists are under growing pressure to isolate the source of a rare E.coli strain believed to be the cause of a food poisoning outbreak that