Spirits of abused animals remembered ahead of Ghost Festival

Nearly 100 people attended a ceremony in Taipei Saturday to pray for dead animals with the aim of both raising animal welfare awareness and curbing unnecessary killing for the Ghost Festival on Sept. ...

Recalls this week: boots, off-highway vehicles

More than 30,000 Dr. Martens boosts are being recalled because wearers can be exposed to the chemical benzidine, which is carcinogenic. Other recalled consumer products include off-highway vehicles wi...

PETA's 'Lettuce ladies' promote vegan eating in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group is promoting a vegan lifestyle in the Romanian capital with its ambassadors known as the "Lettuce Ladies." ...

Events and Activities for July 21 - 23

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The following is a list of notable events and activities taking place in Taipei from July 21 - 23.  Performances: Royal Art Cafe presents Barely Regal, a stand...

PM Modi stays in safest suite on earth during trip to Israel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, being the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Israel, got a very ceremonial welcome in Israel. The visit was termed historic ...

Joey Chestnut defends title, gobbles down record 72 hot dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey "Jaws" Chestnut gulped, chomped and powered his way to a 10th title on Tuesday, continuing his record-setting reign as the chowing champion at the annual Nathan's Famous July Four...

'Milk' not the only contested word in the food world

Even government agencies can't always agree on whether "soy milk" is an appropriate term. The dairy industry wants terms like soy, almond and rice milk to vanish from supermarket she...

Vegan ice cream is nice cream thanks to creamier bases

NEW YORK (AP) — So-called "nice" cream: It's not just for vegans anymore. A variety of creamy bases made of fruit, nut butters, rice, soy and even hemp have elevated vegan ice cream ...

Hydrogen water shots, pine tree oil chocolate at food show

NEW YORK (AP) — Water that packs a hydrogen punch, snack bars as sticks and confections more savory than sweet are among innovations to emerge from hundreds of purveyors at the Summer Fancy Food Show....

Events and activities in Taiwan from May 19-25

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The following is a list of notable events and activities taking place in Taiwan from May 19 to May 25: Exhibitions The 2017 Young Designers' Exhibition (YODEX) o...

Sprawling nighttime food markets popping up in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Clouds of white smoke rise into the black sky from outdoor grills. The night air is scented with the fragrances of dozens of cuisines from around the world. Vendors in tiny stalls stir...

No meat, but sweets: CEO says vegetarians dig their desserts

NEW YORK (AP) — Pret a Manger says its two vegetarian-only shops sell far more desserts than its other stores — a quirk it says may indicate that people want to treat themselves more after they feel t...

Plant butchers use charcuterie techniques, mimic meat flavor

MIAMI (AP) — When Ryan Bauhaus first experimented with faux meats, he fixated on recreating that taste of blood, settling on a tomato paste blend to mimic the acidic, iron flavor. For the fat, Bauhaus...

The dog days are not over in NCCU’s Life-Respect Student Club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s National Chengchi University (NCCU) is home to many societies and clubs. Some are for entertainment, sports and academics, but there is one which looks towards a...

Millennials, hoping to find real connections, ban the booze

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It's not really about the meal at the monthly Conscious Family Dinner, although there is a plenty of vegan Indian food. You can spend time in a cuddling sanctuary, sit dow...