Taiwan pig farmers threaten protest over ractopamine

Taiwan's new president says country must resolve issues related to imports of U.S. pork products.

Taiwan's agricultural representatives have threatened to stage a large-scale protest if the country lifts its ban on imports of pork from hogs given the feed additive ractopamine, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

The threat was prompted by Taiwan Agriculture Minister-designate Tsao Chi-hung’s statement that Taiwan “cannot shut its doors to U.S. pork containing ractopamine forever in the face of globalization,” noting that Japan and South Korea now allow ract

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