Patient from Norwegian island with contaminated water dies

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A patient from a southern Norway island with contaminated water has died after being hospitalized with gastrointestinal symptoms, authorities said Thursday. ...

Water from sewage rivers used to grow vegetables in Bolivia

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — What gets flushed down in Bolivia's capital city is used to irrigate the green, leafy fields that supply its produce markets. For farmer Richard Mamani it's pa...

Egypt says e.coli caused the death of 2 British tourists

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's chief prosecutor says tests showed that e.coli bacteria were behind the death of two British tourists in a hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Travel compan...

Taiwan's ITRI showcases smart living-related technologies at IFA 2018

The Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a leading high-tech applied research institution in Taiwan, is showcasing smart living-related technologies at IFA 2018, the largest trade show for...

Tokyo 2020 Olympic CEO promises clean games for Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A top Tokyo 2020 Olympic official has promised a clean games, pledging to improve water quality in the venue for marathon swimming and triathlon, and to ban four large Japanese constructi...

Asia's largest vertical farm is located in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vertical farming in Taiwan is becoming more popular as indoor farming technology and research investments increase. Biotech meets farming Yes Health iFarm (源鮮智慧農場), ...

Tokyo marks 1,000 days to go before start of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo marked 1,000 days until the 2020 Olympics on Saturday with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports that will debut at the Summer Games. Tokyo govern...

Tokyo marks 1,000 days to go before start of 2020 Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo marked 1,000 days until the 2020 Olympics on Saturday with a ceremony that included a demonstration of new sports that will debut at the Summer Games. Tokyo govern...

AP Interview: Tokyo vows clean water for Olympic triathlon

TOKYO (AP) — A top Tokyo Olympic organizer has pledged to keep water clean and safe at marathon swimming and triathlon venue where bacterial contamination was detected during the summer, saying water ...

High E.coli bacteria count found at Qiding and Fulong Beaches

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A dangerously high level of E.coli bacteria was found in water samples collected from Qiding and Fulong beaches, making the beaches unsuitable for water activities. The...

2 dead from E.coli outbreak in Utah polygamous community

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah health authorities were investigating Monday what triggered an E.coli outbreak in a mostly-polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border after the bacteria killed two chil...

DuPont workers offered to keep jobs after sale to Hygiena

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Existing jobs at DuPont's food safety diagnostics business in Delaware will remain after the unit is sold to Hygiena. The News Journal of Wilmington reports (...

Too many bacteria in 34 ice products: FDA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tests of 78 ice cream and other ice products showed too many bacteria in 34 of them, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. The results came up after widespread test...

Cold sesame noodles sold in Taipei contain excessive E.coli

Ready-to-eat foods available in convenience stores are a practical choice for many, but eight out of 49 sampled products were found to contain excessive levels of Escherichia coli bacteria, even after...

Operation Debug

Harmful insects have plagued humans since ancient times. In addition to being hazardous to agricultural crops, they endanger human health by spreading deadly diseases and disrupting ecological balance...