Taiwan's Council of Agriculture warns about Chinese online fruit scam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The nation's top agricultural official has warned about Chinese online scammers hawking agricultural products claimed to have been produced in Taiwan. Council of Ag...

Scientific American under fire for promoting Taiwan's new policy for US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An ad published by Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) on a Facebook page for the magazine Scientific American has sparked controversy for allegedly making unproven ...

Farmers urge government to prop up domestic pig prices

A pig farmers association called on the government Wednesday to guarantee stable domestic pig prices ahead of the implementation of its policy to allow the importation of American meat containing resi...

Council of Agriculture to label locally produced pork

Council of Agriculture Minister Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said on Saturday that the government is planning to launch labeling for pork that is domestically produced and a system that will offer consumers i...

Taiwan making effort to allay ractopamine fears amid US pork controversy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s agriculture authorities are using every means at their disposal to assuage public concern about the safety of pork from the U.S. that could contain ractopam...

Former Taiwan president’s unfulfilled dream of domestic Wagyu beef lives on

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's (李登輝) death on Thursday (July 30), Taiwan’s agriculture chief has vowed to realize the late head of state'...

Taiwan races against time to vaccinate cattle in Kinmen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is rushing to inoculate cattle on the outlying island county of Kinmen amid an outbreak of lumpy skin disease (LSD) that poses a threat to the country’s beef ...

Pork exports allowed after OIE designates Taiwan FMD-free zone

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese pork has been cleared for export following an over two-decade hiatus after a global animal health agency declared the nation free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)...

New appointments to Taiwan's Cabinet announced

Updated: May 19, 2020, 14:30 a.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will start her second and final four-year term on Wednesday (May 20) with most ministers in he...

S. Taiwan mayor's video appeal faces criticism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) City Councilors on Monday (May 18) criticized Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), who appealed to the public not to vote on June 6 in a vi...

Taiwan premier guarantees nation's food supply

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) confirmed the nation’s food supply was sufficient and there was no need to panic, on Saturday (April 18), during a frozen pork st...

Tea might inhibit proliferation of coronavirus: Taiwan study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A chemical compound prevalent in tea might be able to inhibit the proliferation of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the human body, according to the latest findings of a Taiw...

Taiwan sends first lettuce shipment to Saudi Arabia

The first shipment of lettuce bound for Saudi Arabia left from Yunlin County in central-south Taiwan Wednesday (Feb. 5) following a ceremony to mark the sealing of the shipping containers prior to dep...

Taiwan mobilizes 300 extra staff to stop African swine fever during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) will mobilize 300 extra staff members to try and prevent African swine fever from entering Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday, repor...

Vietnam-made pork liver paste pulled in Taiwan over African swine fever fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Vietnam-produced pork liver paste has been ordered to be taken off shelves in Taiwan and banned from import over African swine fever (ASF) contamination fears. The pr...