Aug 13, 2015

Japan to help Vietnam with agricultural production through consumption

Japan and Vietnam on Wednesday adopted an action program involving assistance from Japanese public and private sectors to help boost production in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and food industries in the Southeast Asian nation. Starting this year, the five-year program is aimed at establishing ...

Hong Kong's taste for seafood putting oceans in danger

Aug 12, 2015

Hong Kong's taste for seafood putting oceans in danger

A seafood lunch in Hong Kong is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, but with threatened species on the menu and fishing practices that endanger marine life, campaigners want to change the city’s appetite. Hong Kong is the second-largest consumer of seafood per capita ...

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate fails to meet lowered 45% target

Aug 7, 2015

Japan's food self-sufficiency rate fails to meet lowered 45% target

Japan’s food self-sufficiency rate was 39 percent in fiscal 2014 for the fifth consecutive year, failing to meet the lowered government target of 45 percent, farm ministry data showed Friday. In the year through March, the food self-sufficiency rate remained unchanged from recent years ...

Stink erupts as Russia bulldozes smuggled cheese, fruit

Aug 7, 2015

Stink erupts as Russia bulldozes smuggled cheese, fruit

Russian officials on Thursday steamrolled tons of cheese, fruit and vegetables, defying public outrage to begin a controversial drive to destroy Western food smuggled into the crisis-hit country. President Vladimir Putin last week signed a decree ordering the trashing of all food — from ...

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Aug 2, 2015

Toyama's food, dance introduced at Milan expo

Food and cultural traditions from Japan’s Toyama Prefecture were introduced to an international audience on Saturday during an event at the world expo in Milan. At the food-themed event’s Japan Pavilion, a chef explained how to prepare masuzushi, a local raw fish dish, by ...