The China Post
By Joseph Yeh ,The China Post
June 16, 2016, 12:14 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The top U.S. envoy to Taiwan has called for the pork import issue to be
depoliticized, reiterating Washington’s long-standing call for the government to adopt global standards on meat containing the leanness enhancer ractopamine.
“We have been very consistent by saying that the regulations here should be based on science and international standards,” American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Kin Moy said during a media roundtable Tuesday.
“What we are seeing right now does not really reflect anything based on science so much as it is based on sort of political issues. The Taiwanese authorities should stop moving away from science-based international standards and instead adopt them,” Moy said.
Commenting on a protest last month by pig farmers urging the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration not to lift the ban on ractopamine-containing pork, Moy said he understood and sympathized with the domestic implications of the issue. [FULL STORY]