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    Default Thousands join Taiwan protest, anger focused on U.S. pork

    Reuters Staff
    NOVEMBER 22, 2020

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Thousands of people took to Taipei’s streets on Sunday for the annual “Autumn Struggle” protest march organised by labour groups, with much of the anger focused on the government’s decision to ease restrictions on imports of U.S. pork.
    Taiwan’s main opposition party, the Kuomintang (KMT), rallied its supporters to join the march for the first time, having mounted an increasingly strident campaign against the pork decision, which it says threatens food safety.
    President Tsai Ing-wen announced in August that the government would, from Jan. 1, allow imports of U.S. pork containing ractopamine, an additive that enhances leanness but is banned in the European Union and China, as well as U.S. beef more than 30 months old.

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    Default Re: Thousands join Taiwan protest, anger focused on U.S. pork

    Here is an apparently credible link explaining ractopamine:
    https://www.livescience.com/47032-ti...ctopamine.html

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    Default Re: Thousands join Taiwan protest, anger focused on U.S. pork

    This is the main reason why I've had a successful organic and pastured pork business for the last 15 years. I personally know one friend who suffered the same reaction as a young man who withdrew from the study. If it cripples pigs, why on earth would you want it in your meat?
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