By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The Democratic Progressive Party called on the Kuomintang to tone down
their political rhetoric, reiterating that the DPP has never deprived the nation’s hog breeders of their livelihood, reports said Thursday.
“The KMT loves to seize every opportunity to turn the U.S. pork issue into a political spat,” DPP Legislator Chen Ting-fe said.
The debate over the relaxation of pork imports with ractopamine has since been a heated topic of discussion following the first round of election debate last weekend, when DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen said Taiwan should adopt the ractopamine standards from Japan and South Korea as reference.
“The DPP promises to use extremely high standards for examining the labeling of foreign pork at the home market,” Chen said. [FULL STORY]