Annual production value has fallen sharply in the past decade, but the fruit of the betel palm still ranks as the second largest cash crop for Taiwan farmers. BY TRISTA DI GENOVA Published in AmCham’s Topics Magazine After declining for years as health and environmental concerns cut into consumption, Taiwan’sRead more
Aussie marries in Aboriginal affair
For the Huang family, it was the marriage of a decade…Read more
'The Betelnut Experience'
By Trista di Genova. Originally published in The China Post 3/29/09 Kelvin “MC Insatiable” Alders is from Edmonton, Canada. KELVIN: I chew betelnut every time I hang out with my Taiwanese boys. Half my hiphop crew chew it, so whenever they come around we chew it together. There are twoRead more
Truly Taiwan's Treasure: Taitung, pure and natural
By Trista di Genova The China Post Now is the only time you will actually see a traffic jam in beautiful Taitung County, and for the Western one, Jan. 1-4. The rest of the year, Taitung’s attractions can be tasted at leisure, and from pristine mountains and streams, aboriginal gatherings,Read more