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Taiwanese Farmers Protest New US Beef Import Plan

Posted March 8th, 2012 at 8:10 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of angry Taiwanese hog farmers marched in Taipei Thursday to protest the government’s decision to allow imports of U.S. beef treated with a controversial additive. The farmers gathered outside Taiwan’s legislature before marching to the self-ruled island’s agricultural agency. They pelted riot police with rotten eggs and animal excrement, and tried to breach a […]

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Japan Promises to Buy Up Tons of Contaminated Beef

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s government says it will buy back many tons of beef containing unsafe levels of radioactive cesium resulting from leaks at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Agriculture Minister Michihiko Kano announced the plan Tuesday, saying the costs will be passed along to the plant’s operator, the Tokyo Electric Power Company. Japanese national broadcaster NHK says […]

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Australia Lifts Ban on Live Cattle Shipments to Indonesia

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Australia has lifted a nearly month-old ban on live cattle exports to Indonesia which was imposed over concerns about the treatment of the animals. Agriculture Minister Joe Ludwig announced the end of the ban Wednesday, expressing confidence that Indonesian slaughterhouses will meet Australian standards for humane practices. Ludwig says Australian beef exporters will now be […]

South Korea to Lift Ban on Canadian Beef Imports

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 1:50 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has agreed to end its eight-year-old ban on beef imports from Canada imposed after an outbreak of mad cow disease in the North American country. The Agriculture Ministry announced Tuesday that South Korea has agreed to accept Canadian beef from cows aged 30 months old or younger. The ministry says the deal will […]


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