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2020.12.10
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Eat Just Inc., a maker of meat and egg substitutes, has been approved to sell its laboratory-created chicken in Singapore, which becomes the first government to allow the sale of cultured meat. The product, created from animal cells without the slaughter of any chickens, will debut in Singapore...
2020.11.25
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The United States suspended $817 million in trade preferences granted to Thailand “based on its lack of sufficient progress [in] providing the United States with equitable and reasonable market access for pork products,” said the Office of the U.S. trade representative on Sunday. Trade...
2020.11.25
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In 2011, Japan experienced a 9.0 earthquake off its coast, which triggered a tsunami. The tsunami caused extensive damage, including one major accident that occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. Consequently, a cooling failure occurred when the plant’s reactors were supposed to...
2020.11.25
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The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is likened to a "highway" leading Vietnamese goods, including agricultural products, to the large and potential EU market quickly and effectively. However, to go on that "highway", Vietnam is suggested to prepare a "vehicle" that satisfies the European...
2020.11.25
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India's new season paddy rice purchases from local farmers rose 21% by the end of October as New Delhi tried to allay farmers' concerns that new agricultural laws mean the federal government will stop buying food grains at guaranteed prices. India recently approved reforms of its agriculture...
2020.11.25
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Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) said Thursday it will subsidize half of the quarantine costs for new migrant workers in the agricultural sector, as part of an effort to boost slow recruitment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Chen Chun-yen (陳俊言), head of the COA's Department of Farmers'...
2020.11.17
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Date: 1-2 December 2020 Livestream Broadcast via FFTC Facebook Website The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly affected economic activities in agriculture and food sectors, especially challenging the normal operation of the global agricultural value chains. Travel restrictions and social...
2020.10.15
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With enormous corporate demand for renewable energy and regulation changes under President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration, industry insiders say the market for corporate power purchase agreements (CPPAs) in Taiwan is primed for growth. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電) in...

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