Green iguanas continue to wreak havoc in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Invasive green iguanas continue to plague southern Taiwan, wreaking havoc on agricultural produce, irrigation ditches, and ecological balance. Pingtung Department of Ag...

Taiwan unveils pork logo ahead of US imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) announced on Tuesday that a Taiwan pork logo has been selected from more than 2,000 design entries. The logo has a green background, a ...

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...

Taiwan customs seizes 8 tons of smuggled garlic from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese customs seized a container of garlic weighing 8,000 kilograms on Thursday (Sept. 24), which was believed to have been smuggled out of Qingdao, China. The cont...

Taiwan government launches pomelo-flavored craft beers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has rolled out three new beers made with pomelo, a citrus fruit now in season that locals love to eat while barbecuing during the Mid-Autumn Festival. Brewed by ...

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 ...

Shortlist of Taiwan pork logo designs to be voted on by public

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Animal Industry Foundation (NAIF), which organizes the Taiwan pork logo selection, on Monday (Sept. 21) announced a shortlist of logo designs for the final st...

Taiwan mulls total ban on pit bulls

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a recent spate of attacks by American pit bull terriers, Taiwan is considering imposing an outright ban on owning the dogs. In the latest incident, a pit bull mau...

Taipei owner of pit bull that fatally attacked poodle faces hefty fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The owner of a pit bull that fatally attacked a poodle in a Taipei park on Sunday (Sept. 13) is facing a hefty fine for violating the Animal Protection Act, the Taipei Cit...

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...

Taiwan launches automatic 3D system to measure pigs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new 3D system that can evaluate the basic measurements of a pig within 15 seconds was launched Wednesday (Sept. 9) by the Council of Agriculture (COA) and the Industrial...

New Power Party criticizes Taiwan's administration for suddenly lifting restrictions on US meat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to the government's recent announcement that it is opening Taiwan to U.S. beef from cattle over 30 months old and pork containing ractopamine, the New Powe...

Taiwan amending law to pave way for US meat containing Ractopamine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) has announced an amendment to the law governing the use of animal feed additives that promote leanness in livestock, making an ex...

Kuomintang launches referendum over US pork imports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) on Sunday (Sept. 6) announced that he has officially launched a referendum on the import of U.S. pork containing ractopamine,...

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...