Contaminated eggs from Europe found in Hong Kong

Aug 12, 2017

Contaminated eggs from Europe found in Hong Kong

A scandal involving eggs contaminated with insecticide spread to 15 EU countries, Switzerland and as far away as Hong Kong on Friday as the European Commission called for a special meeting on the growing crisis. Ministers and food safety chiefs from around the European Union ...

New farm minister not interested in rethink of U.S. beef import curbs

Aug 9, 2017

New farm minister not interested in rethink of U.S. beef import curbs

Ken Saito, newly appointed minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, says he is not considering rethinking the country's safeguard emergency import restriction system for beef, which has been criticized by the United States. "The safeguard was introduced in exchange for tariff cuts (on imported beef), ...

Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

Aug 4, 2017

Darjeeling unrest threatens tea shortage

The world faces a shortage of prized Darjeeling tea because of deadly unrest in the idyllic Indian Himalayan foothills where it is grown. In the dozens of lush green plantations across the picturesque hill station, the June-August harvest season normally provides the bulk of the ...