For 'Joy of Cooking' revision, editors mixed marriage, food

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine carefully testing several thousand recipes for a beloved cookbook. Then imagine coming up with 600 brand new ones. Now imagine doing all that in your home kitchen. Without a di...

A present for the earth? How to cut holiday waste

While the holiday season is a time of giving and thoughtfulness, it can also be a time of excess and waste. Americans throw away 25 percent more trash than usual between Thanksgiving...

More than 70 nations pledge to reduce food waste

ROME (AP) — More than 70 countries have pledged to do more to cut down on the amount of food lost due to poor refrigeration. The countries signed the pledge Saturday at an annual mee...

A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food sc...

No holiday savings yet? Here's how to build your funds fast

Timing is everything when it comes to saving for the holidays. The longer you have to build up cash reserves, plan your budget and buy gifts at the right price, the better you can cover these seasonal...

Taipei Dept. of Health offers healthy BBQ tips for Mid-Autumn Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As barbecuing has become a popular pastime of families in Taiwan during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, Taipei Department of Health (DOH) has offered the public timely tips fo...

Myanmar travelers to Taiwan to be fined NT$200,000 for importing pork

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Visitors from Myanmar who bring pork products with them will be fined NT$200,000 (US$6,312) starting Thursday (Aug. 15), said Taiwan’s disease prevention authorities...

Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture hosts international food loss conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) is holding an international conference on reducing food loss and waste, in Taipei from Aug. 25-26, COA said on Thursday (Aug. 2...

Tasty deals: Apps help find unsold food and reduce waste

BERLIN (AP) — After a long day at work, Annekathrin Fiesinger is too tired to consider making dinner at home. So the 34-year-old uses her smart phone to check nearby restaurants, hotels or bakeries in...

Heating up: Investors' green targets go beyond just big oil

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In the next few weeks, Amazon shareholders will vote on a propos...

Macron: France will step up fight against species extinction

French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday his government would step up its efforts to protect biodiversity after he met scientists who warned that increasing biodiversity loss was as big a threat t...

United Nations to offer first report on global biodiversity

Top scientists will tell the world Monday how bad off Mother Nature is. The United Nations plans to issue its first comprehensive scientific report on biodiversity, looking hard at t...

To cut food waste, Taiwan to make school lunches more appetizing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To cut down food waste the Ministry of Education is teaming up with the Full Foods Foundation (灃食公益飲食文化教育基金會) to host a school chef cooking competition and “make school l...

Donations, pigs part of Las Vegas' efforts to cut food waste

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The reduction of food waste has taken hold in a city known for excess: Las Vegas. Sin City's world-famous casinos in recent years have developed and expanded innovat...

COA minister claims Taiwan will not get ASF unless biologically attacked

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of the Council of Agriculture (COA) Chen Chi-chung (陳吉仲) said that unless there’s a deliberate biological attack African swine fever (ASF) will not spread t...