The Executive Yuan passed an amendment draft of The Tobacco and Alcohol Administration Act (菸酒管理法) raising the maximum fine to NT$100 million yesterday at a Yuan sitting.
Taipei health officials yesterday called for consumers to put vegetables in warm water for 10 minutes or in hot water for 2 to 3 minutes to effectively remove excessive nitrite contained in vegetables and safeguard their health.
As the world struggles with a growing obesity epidemic, Slow Food gurus from the U.S. and Australia are urging international campaigners gathered in Italy to join a revolution in the way children eat.
Parents who want to reduce their kids' exposure to pesticides may seek out organic fruits and vegetables, but they aren't necessarily safer or more nutritious than conventional foods, America's leading pediatricians group says in its first advice on organics.
The number of people in Taiwan who exercise regularly has exceeded 30 percent of the population for the first time, according a Gallup poll released yesterday.
Consumers can now watch their weight on another front, with eight beverage chains joining a Taipei City Government Department of Health campaign to clearly list the number of calories in every drink.
Mexico, second in obesity in the world after the United States, wants its children to cut down on the soft drinks and fatty foods that have made them the chubbiest kids in Latin America.
Taiwan's top negotiator with China, Lin Join-sane, yesterday visited a popular historic site associated with ancient military strategist Zhuge Liang (A.D. 181-234) and said wisdom should be the foundation of widening ties with China.
Former U.S. military leaders have identified a latent threat to the potential for a leaner, more agile fighting force: the school vending machine.
Three new studies published in the United States this weekend reaffirm a link between sweet soda and fruit drinks to an epidemic of obesity that is sweeping the United States.