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A federal state of emergency has been declared in Argentina's extreme south Tierra del Fuego province, where more than 6.000 hectares of centuries-old forest have been scorched or are threatened by several fires, forcing the evacuation of dozens of people, according to an official release.
A total pork-product recall from Ireland has been implemented after slaughterhouse tests confirmed high levels of a cancer-causing toxin in meat. The substance has come from contaminated feed and is a big blow to Ireland's domestic and export pig industry.
China's dairy exports have all but ground to a halt following the scandal earlier this year when milk was tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. Data reported in the country's state media suggests that dairy exports fell 92% year-on-year in October.
Chilean health authorities admitted this week for the first time that they have an outbreak of listeirosis which so far this year has caused five deaths out of 91 cases reported cases in metropolitan Santiago.
Greenhouse gases, which drive global warming, continue to increase and carbon dioxide concentrations reached their highest level ever in 2007, according to a publication released Wednesday by the United Nations World Meteorological Organization, WNO.
A listeriosis scare broke out in Santiago del Chile when food sanitary officials ordered the withdrawal of a certain type and brand of cheese and the manufacturer sent a release to the different supermarket chains claiming that the decision was only preventive.
United Nations should twin its efforts to combat ozone depletion and climate change to reap the greatest economic and environmental benefits, governments concluded at a recent global gathering.
China announced a complete overhaul of its dairy industry Thursday to improve safety at every step, from cow breeding to milk sales, admitting its worst food quality scandal in years had revealed major problems in quality control.
Several hundred demonstrators gathered outside of Endesa's Santiago headquarters Wednesday evening to protest the Spanish-Italian electricity company's plans to build a huge hydroelectric complex in Chilean Patagonia.
The Canada Food Inspection Agency says a British Columbia feed manufacturer is the most likely source of the country's 13th case of mad cow disease.