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2022.02.09
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Both the South Korean and Japanese governments have moved to reinforce the robustness of their food authenticity systems against Geographical Indication (GI) and country-of-origin adulteration via initiatives including a new operational council and strict crackdowns. The East Asian countries are...
2022.02.09
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A total of 123 hectares of buckwheat grown by farmers in Yuli, Hualien County has been certified as a traceable organic agricultural product and made the farmers' group one of the best agricultural production-marketing groups nationwide in 2021 selected by the Council of Agriculture. Hsieh Ming-...
2022.01.05
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More manufacturers are recently releasing long life tofu products with best-before period of 100 days or more. Many of them use domestically-grown soybeans. They hope the products with long shelf life will be used for such purposes as emergency supplies, e-commerce and outdoor activities, as...
2022.01.05
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The new Asia-Pacific free trade agreement entered into force on 1 January 2022 creating the world’s largest trading bloc by economic size. With 15 Asia-Pacific countries covering about 30% of the world’s gross domestic product and population, the RCEP takes effect among 10 members that completed...
2022.01.05
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The Thai Chamber of Commerce recently raised concerns that the China-Laos railway will hurt Thailand’s agricultural economy and the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). TCC fears the Nong Khai checkpoint will become a gateway for Chinese fruits and vegetables. Pointing out...
2022.01.05
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In an effort to accelerate the adoption of smart farming, South Korea will release a digital "Farm Map" containing data on farmlands and topographical information. The service is useful when farmers make decisions based on cadastral maps or when they select coordinates for the operation of unmanned...
2022.01.05
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Eggs sold in Taiwan will be required to carry a traceability code on their shell beginning next year, enabling consumers to more easily identify the source of the eggs and how the hens producing the eggs are farmed. This new measure will apply to all washed eggs sold by convenience stores,...
2021.12.01
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South Korea is going digital in its efforts to crackdown on imported kimchi and related products masquerading as being locally produced, after identifying a large leap in the imports of ingredients traditionally used to in the sector. The kimchi market in South Korea is in a unique position...

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