Saturday, 4 February 2012

News Brief: with a few food facts (pork and beef)

The Taipei Times has more on the banned-addatives-in-meat-imports-to-be-unbannned story (here).

In addition to the main thread, the article contains a few food facts, such as:

1. Taiwanese eat more pork than beef.

2. The number of households engaging in pig-raising exceeds 10,000. They rear about 6 million pigs nationwide and pork tops the list of agricultural goods in terms of production value.

3. Taiwan is about 95 percent self-sufficient in pork production, while only 7 percent of its beef is locally provided.

 all provided by Hu Sing-hwa (胡興華), deputy minister, Council of Agriculture

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