CORVALLIS, Ore. — An Oregon State University researcher is in the international spotlight for his work on plant diseases. The Chinese government awarded a National Friendship Award to Brett Tyler, the Director at the Center of Genome Research and Biocomputing at OSU last month. Tyler specializes in the study of oomycetes, the same pathogen that caused … Continue reading »
(CNN) — Hormel Foods, the maker of Spam luncheon meat, is paying $700 million to buy the Skippy peanut butter brand from consumer products maker Unilever, the companies announced Thursday. Skippy, first introduced in 1932, is the leading brand of peanut butter in China and the number two peanut butter brand overall. The sale includes … Continue reading »
CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis mural is stirring up Oregon’s congressional delegation. Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Peter DeFazio are critical of Chinese diplomats who pushed for the mural to be removed. The Chinese consulate general in San Francisco complained about the mural in a letter to Corvallis’s mayor last month, then sent two high-ranking … Continue reading »
May 31, 2011 By Holly Menino Hangzhou, China — The “Made In China” label seems to be everywhere in the United States. But what about in China? Will you find “Made In USA” labels there? Experts say the Chinese do like buying American made products. One Oregon industry is experiencing major growth because of it.
May 25, 2011 By Holly Menino BEIJING — From car emissions to factories, China is facing some very serious pollution problems. Not only are China’s environmental challenges a concern for public health, but its polluted reputation is also a worry to the Chinese government. The situation is so bad, China is now racing against the … Continue reading »
May 22, 2011 By Holly Menino BEIJING — Sometimes the best way to learn about another country is to go there and immerse yourself in the lifestyle of the people. With the second largest economy in the world, and the fastest growing, China was a logical choice as the first destination for the Eugene Chamber … Continue reading »