Deregulation effort could slice rules for frozen cherry pies

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. ...

China’s Xi sees honors, Airbus deal in state visit to France

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping received the full honors of a formal reception during a state visit to France on Monday that included attending the signing of a multi-billion dollar de...

China's Xi pushes new 'Silk Road' in France

Despite French President Emmanuel Macron's resistance to China's new "Silk Road" initiative, he hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping for a state visit on Monday. During the visit, Fra...

The Latest: China signs deal to buy 300 Airbus planes

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to France (all times local): 6:20 p.m. China has signed a deal to buy 300 aircraft from European pla...

Chinese leader to sign economic deals during visit in France

PARIS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a state visit in France where he is expected to sign a series of bilateral and economic deals on energy, the food industry, transport and other sectors....

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of ci...

'Team Taiwan' prepares for Foodex Japan, aims to expand market for country's products

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture, External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), along with food industry representatives are gearing up for the largest agri-food fair ...

Israeli startups join firms making lab-grown 'clean meat'

NES ZIONA, Israel (AP) — Several Israeli start-ups have joined a handful of companies around the globe trying to develop lab-grown meat, something they see as a solution to the needs of the world's ev...

Reports: Limit food industry sway on public health matters

NEW YORK (AP) — The tweet from a group that finances development in Latin America was direct: Sodas do not offer beauty or joy, just a big amount sugar. There was one problem for the...

German brewers to print calorie content on beer bottles

BERLIN (AP) — Two German brewers associations are recommending that their members start printing the number of calories contained in their beers and shandies on the label. The German...

Coke-funded group swayed China's obesity efforts, papers say

NEW YORK (AP) — A group funded by the food industry undermined China's efforts to keep obesity rates in check by overemphasizing the importance of physical activity rather than dietary habits, accordi...

Upcoming Events in Taipei, November 17-25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the next week in Taipei, there are plenty of exhibitions and activities to check out as Taiwan prepares for winter temperatures to begin and awaits the results of the...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2018. There are 54 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 1...

Central American trade delegation visits I-Mei factory in Taoyuan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A delegation representing agricultural and export organizations hailing from three Central American nations, Belize, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, made a visit to the I-Mei fa...

Supermarket price wars leave UK food suppliers close to bankruptcy

If one of the world's biggest suppliers of packaged food struggles to win a meaningful price increase from Britain's largest supermarket chain, what chance has the rest of the food industry? ...