Thousands are against Taiwan’s U.S. pork imports
Thousands took to the streets of Taipei on Sunday to call for a decision to suspend U.S. pork imports to Taiwan, denouncing food security problems. The administration of President Tsai Ing-wen lifted a long-standing ban on U.S. pork and beef imports in August because one of the first steps in negotiating a bilateral trade agreement with the U.S. is to lift the ban in January. . The new policy allows the importation of pigs with acceptable waste ractopamine, a drug added to animal feed that promotes the growth of lean meat used by some farmers in pigs.