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Taiwan speeding up modernization of pig farms in wake of ASF fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is tightening the rules for feeding pigs with kitchen waste in order to prevent an African swine fever (ASF) outbreak that could jeopardize the country’s siza...

Dumping kitchen waste in Taiwan punishable by up to NT$15 million fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who dispose of kitchen waste illegally will face a heavy fine of up to NT$15 million (US$538,914) as Taiwan beefs up action to prevent African swine fever (ASF...

4 pig farms fined NT$30,000 for illegal use of kitchen waste as feed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four hog farms have been fined for using kitchen waste as feed without prior approval, the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ) said Saturd...

Biden picks regulator Michael Regan for EPA administrator

President-elect Joe Biden has picked an experienced but not widely known state regulator, Michael S. Regan of North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. Regan, who ...

Court upholds nuisance verdicts against hog-production giant

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a 2018 jury verdict that led to awarding monetary damages to neighbors of a North Carolina industrial hog operation for smells and noise...

Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews

WASHINGTON (AP) — Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, an African American resident of Texas’ oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials and ...

Taiwan mobilizes 300 extra staff to stop African swine fever during Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Council of Agriculture (COA) will mobilize 300 extra staff members to try and prevent African swine fever from entering Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday, repor...

Dominion Energy partnership to convert manure to natural gas

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest energy producers is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas. Richmond-based Dominion Ener...

Taiwan steps up ASF prevention measures

Taiwan has strengthened its measures for preventing an outbreak of African swine fever and remains on high alert, according to the Cabinet-level Council of Agriculture. The World Organization for A...

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...

China releases more pork from reserve to cool prices

BEIJING (AP) — China's government is releasing pork from stockpiles for the second time this month to help cool surging prices ahead of next week's celebration of the Communist Party's 70th anniversar...

Judge: Suit over farm pollution of Raccoon River may proceed

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge has handed a significant victory to environmental groups by allowing a lawsuit challenging Iowa's management of fertilizer and hog farm pollution in rivers and streams ...

Taiwan concerned about expansion of Japanese encephalitis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Concern was growing about the expansion of Japanese encephalitis as three new cases were reported Tuesday (June 25) in three different areas of the northwest and south. ...

Dead pig floating off Taiwan island of Matsu diagnosed with African swine fever

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The carcass of a hog found on the offshore island of Matsu earlier this month was diagnosed with African swine fever on Tuesday (April 9), leading to a week-long ban on the tran...

Taiwan finds African swine fever in pig carcass on island beach near China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A pig carcass found on a beach on an uninhabited island near Matsu close to China tested positive for African swine fever, the authorities said Saturday. Earlier this month, ...