Non-profit organizations question government’s ability to manage American pork imports
By: Huang Tzu-ti, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Commissioned by the Grassroots Influence Foundation (草根影響力文教基金會) and carried out by TVBS, the poll suggests that 63 percent of the Taiwanese surveyed oppose the policy to lift import restrictions on ractopamine-laced pork from the U.S., reported Liberty Times.
Around 67 percent of respondents said they believe food safety is worth more than diplomatic or economic gains, and 54 percent doubt the efficacy of a planned measure to mandate country of origin labeling for relevant products. The survey collected 1,070 valid samples and had a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. [FULL STORY]