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Natural protection

Sunday, 1 July, 2012, 12:00am

Farmers in rowdy protest over plan to lift beef ban

Thousands of Taiwanese farmers staged a raucous protest yesterday against a government plan to conditionally lift a ban on US beef containing ractopamine, a controversial leanness-enhancing drug.

9 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Mother knows best

Estelle & Thild Ecorganic Facial Care Products

Line was created to fill gap in skincare products for young daughters, writes Kavita Daswani.

8 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Taiwan temporarily lifts ban on US beef imports

Public trust in Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's government has taken a beating after the island abruptly announced the conditional lifting of a ban on most US beef containing ractopamine, a controversial leanness-enhancing drug.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New premier to deal with two thorny issues

Taiwan's new prime minister, Sean Chen, has ordered the establishment of two task forces to deal with the European debt crisis and controversial imports of US beef.

The orders were issued almost immediately after Chen (pictured) and his cabinet were sworn in yesterday, reflecting his determination to resolve two immediate challenges to the government's popularity.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Baby bottles made with chemical BPA banned

Beijing is banning baby bottles made with the chemical bisphenol A for fear that it may be harmful to infants, according to a government notice released online last week.

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is widely used to harden plastics such as those used to make water bottles and baby milk bottles.

1 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Antipodes skincare

What is it?

Certified organic skincare products manufactured in New Zealand.

Who's the creator?

Mother of three Elizabeth Barbalich decided to launch the brand after a fruitless search for truly natural, moisturising skincare products.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Other names?

Butyl 4-hydroxy-benzoate, butyl para-hydroxybenzoate, butyl hydroxybenzoate.

What's it used in?

Facial moisturiser, anti-ageing moisturiser, sunscreen, facial and body cleansers, foundation and concealer, eye shadow, lipstick and shampoo.

What's its function?

Synthetic preservative.

9 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Officina de' Tornabuoni

What is it?

17 Apr 2007 - 12:00am