Asia bracing for destruction by alien pest: fall armyworms

THA MUANG, Thailand (AP) — Fall armyworms, a longtime American pest, are munching their way around the globe, raising alarm now in Asia after entrenching themselves in Africa. Expert...

Aboriginal students in southern Taiwan make invitation cards from millet and rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In preparation for an upcoming painting exhibition, aboriginal students at an elementary school in Taiwan's eastern county of Taitung composed special invitation cards...

Wulai Makauy Street Party in New Taipei to take place on Sep. 15

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—The 2018 Wulai Makauy Street Party will take place in Wulai Old Street on Sep. 15, but the 450 tickets sold out on Wednesday, the same they went on sale. Ticket holders ...

Pacific Foods’ Bone Broth Gives New Organic Soups a Nourishing Boost

TUALATIN, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2018--Adding energy to the bone broth movement, Pacific Foods is serving up a new line of nourishing organic soups made extra satiating with its best-selling o...

Review: 19th-century plant pioneer changed how America eats

"The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats" (Dutton), by Daniel Stone. Who knew avocados, citrus and cherry blossoms had...

Keeping refugee families apart, reuniting others next door

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sitting in apartment complexes on opposite sides of town, the women — one a former shopkeeper from Somalia, the other a teacher from Bhutan — waited for children to come home. ...

Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau releases video promoting eastern Taiwan tourism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's Tourism Bureau on Wednesday released a video that depicts the wonderful experiences of three groups of international visitors during their visit to eastern Taiw...

Two NT$10 million receipt special prizes yet to be claimed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Though the new winning numbers for the Jan. - Feb receipt lottery will be announced on March 25, there are still two winning receipts for the NT$10 million (US$342,000) special...

MoU signed between I-Mei and Pingtung Government for new contract farming agreement on four local agricultural staples

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—A Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU ) was signed between I-Mei Foods Co and Pingtung Country Government on Monday, setting out arrangements for implementing contract farming...

Taiwan’s indigenous people ready to use seasonal ritual holiday as tribes entering festival hot season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Most aboriginal tribes in Taiwan are entering the hot season of celebrating their most important traditional festivals and the indigenous people are eligible to take a day o...

NPM invites foreign workers to celebrate International Workers’ Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- To celebrate the upcoming Labor Day holidays from April 30th to May 1st , the National Palace Museum (NPM) is launching a series of events and promotion in Taipei and its South...

I-Mei begins contract farming for healthy crops with Southern Taiwan growers

PINGTUNG (Taiwan News) - Global trade has been blamed for local job losses and decreases in local crop diversity and the situation worries a Taiwanese food giant. Known for its strong dedication to fo...

69 masterpieces from Musée d'Orsay on display in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A collection of 69 masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris are on display at Taipei’s National Palace Museum from April 7 to July 24, with insured values over mo...

President apologizes to indigenous people on government's behalf

Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) President Tsai Ing-wen on Monday issued a formal apology on behalf of the government to Taiwan's indigenous people for the discrimination and neglect they suffered over the pas...

Crippling drought in central India leaves millions on brink

DEVADI VILLAGE, India (AP) -- For two years the farmer was hopeful. He borrowed hundreds of thousands of rupees (thousands of dollars) to build a pipeline that connected a local dam to his fields of c...