US Imports: If pork proven safe, I will eat it, critic says

OUT IN THE COLD: Su Wei-shuo and activists took a letter and poem to the AIT asking the US not to export meat containing ractopamine to Taiwan, but they were not received

Taipei Times
Date:  Dec 22, 2020
By: Aaron Tu and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with Staff writer

From left, Civil Alliance Against Poisoned Pork spokesman Lee Chien-cheng, farmers’ advocate Yang Ju-men, alliance member Wang Wen-hsin, clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo and others hold a news conference outside the American Institute in Taiwan in Taipei’s Neihu District yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

.Clinical psychiatrist Su Wei-shuo (蘇偉碩), who has been accused of spreading false information about the effects of ractopamine on humans, yesterday said he would eat pork containing the drug if the president could prove it was safe.

Su, who has been an outspoken critic of such imports from the US, and who the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has expressed support for, is under investigation after the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Oct. 28 filed a formal complaint against him with the police, for allegedly spreading misinformation about ractopamine in contravention of the Act Governing Food Safety and Sanitation (食品安全衛生管理法).

Su has previously said ractopamine causes autism and that it is 250 times more toxic than the drug MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy, among other claims.

At a news conference in front of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖), Su and other anti-ractopamine activists called on the government to halt its plan to import US pork containing ractopamine residue.    [FULL  STORY]

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