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Empty pork butcher stalls.
Empty pork butcher stalls.

On one occasion, last year, I showed up at the wet market for a pork chop errand, only to find almost all of the butchers’ stalls empty, maybe it was their rest day, fair enough. A few days later, I needed some ground meat, so returned to the market, and once again was faced with a deserted section in the pork aisle.

What was going on? Did the Union of Taiwanese Pork Butchers decide to go on a strike? Did someone kidnap them all? 😮 Empty-handed, I made my way home, all while pondering this strange situation. Continue reading 公休!\( ̄(oo) ̄)/

Made in Taiwan: Pork Rillettes

Homemade pork rillettes, by yours truly. (@taiwanvore)
Homemade pork rillettes, by yours truly. (@taiwanvore)
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Starting March, France will once again be allowed to export pork and pork based products to Taiwan, a news all charcuterie lovers can rejoice from, though I’m curious to see what will really end up landing on the shelves at Carrefour and RT-Mart. In the meantime, I thought I’d try my hands at making some pork rillettes. Continue reading Made in Taiwan: Pork Rillettes

In Run-up to Meeting with Top U.S. Representative, Taiwan Vows to Maintain Ban on Pork Containing Ractopamine

Aside from health issues such contaminated meat could bring, importing pork would also undermine Taiwan’s food security and agriculture. Let’s hope the Taiwanese governement will make wise decisions on this issue.

Agriculture in China 农业中国

The issue of U.S. pork imports is more complicated and challenging than the beef one, opposition Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Su Tseng-chang said Saturday, advising the authorities to handle the issue prudently.

The government has assured the people again and again that it will handle the two issues separately, Su said while answering reporters’ questions about American Institute in Taiwan Chairman Raymond Burghardt’s call the previous day for Taiwan not to treat U.S. pork imports differently from its beef imports.

If the pork import becomes an issue, President Ma Ying-jeou’s promise will be strongly questioned, he said. Pork is very popular in Taiwan and there are many hog farms in the country, he added, warning that the pork issue is “much more complicated and challenging” than beef imports.

In response, Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji stressed that the government won’t open its doors to imports of pork containing residue of ractopamine…

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