Government will base decision on scientific evidence: DPP
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A local Kuomintang politician on Saturday disrupted a government-backed
hearing about the eventual import of food from the Japanese region hit by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Taiwan and China are reportedly the only countries still banning food from the part of Japan hit by a massive earthquake on March 11, 2011, which triggered a tsunami and the destruction of a nuclear power plant.
The government is organizing a series of public hearings about a likely end to the import ban, which has turned into a major food safety issue together with pressure from the United States for the opening of Taiwan to exports of ractopamine-treated pork.
In Tainan, KMT city councilor Lu Kun-fu showed up with supporters at the hearing Saturday morning and tried to prevent it from taking place, reports said. [FULL STORY]