Thai, Vietnamese supermarkets praised for ditching plastic packaging

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A supermarket chain in Thailand has been praised for “going green” and ditching plastic packaging in favor of traditional banana leaf wraps. Rimping Superma...

Taiwan Council of Agriculture partners with Fubon for banana crop insurance scheme

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Fubon Property and Casualty Insurance has launched a “banana plant crop” insurance scheme in cooperation with the Executive Yuan’s Council of Agriculture...

Taipei borough offices buy more than 5,000 cartons of bananas to help distressed farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—As banana farmers are getting hit by low prices that resulted from overproduction, Taipei City Government is taking action to help them. The city government has called for i...

I-Mei Foods to purchase 100 tons of bananas to help Taiwanese farmers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As a massive oversupply and a significant dip in prices is causing concern for Taiwanese banana farmers, food giant I-Mei Foods Co. announced it was procuring 100 tons of banana...

US, Somali raid on al-Shabab seizes 3 commanders: Officials

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali intelligence officials say U.S. and Somali commandos have seized three men thought to be commanders with the al-Shabab extremist group during a deadly raid in a villag...