Thousands of protesters in Taiwan rally against imports of US pork with controversial additive

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Thousands of protesters in Taiwan rally against imports of US pork with controversial additive” – below is their description.

    Thousands of people in Taiwan’s capital Taipei have joined an annual demonstration against the easing of restrictions against imports of American pork which contain a controversial food additive. Meat which contains ractopamine is banned in the European Union and in mainland China because of fears about potential harm to humans. Taiwan has announced it would allow imports of pork with traces of the additive from January 1, 2021. The eased policy only applies to imports, and local farmers will still be banned from using ractopamine, which is used as a feed additive to promote leanness and increase an animal’s ability to convert food efficiently. Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen said in August that allowing US pork imports with the additive would lead to closer economic ties between Washington and Taipei. Support us: https://subscribe.scmp.com

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