TOO LITTLE DATA? The Consumers’ Foundation said that the government would hopefully take the public’s concerns seriously after many people sign the petition
Date: Oct 21, 2020
By: Yang Mien-chieh and
Dennis Xie / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Ractopamine is harmful to animals and there is insufficient data on its effects on the health of humans, the foundation said.
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Aug. 28 announced that, starting on Jan. 1, Taiwan would ease restrictions on imports of US pork containing traces of the animal feed additive, as well as beef from cattle aged 30 months or older.
Seeing the number of people who sign the petition, the government would hopefully take what people are saying more seriously, the foundation said, adding that the government could use the petition as a bargaining tool in economic and trade negotiations with other nations.