Russia Meat Imports: Canada Sees 42 Of 60 Meat Plants Banned
Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | April 15, 2013
… The tougher restrictions are the latest to be imposed by Russia on Canada’s use of the feed additive ractopamine in its livestock.
Ractopamine is given to animals to create lean meat, and has been banned in several countries including South Korea and Taiwan due to possible health concerns. Health Canada has approved it for safe human consumption. …
British expert explains the EU ban on ractopamine
Chris Wang, Taipei Times | March 30, 2013
… Citing EU research data, Broom said that beta-agonists cause meat to have a higher water content, which effectively penalizes consumers, who for pay more per unit of weight.
Research results also showed that ractopamine use increases human anxiety, he said, adding that animals treated with the drug are more active, more difficult to handle and find it harder to deal with adverse situations.
That is why ractopamine is banned in 160 countries …
The EFSA does not accept the maximum daily intake level of 0.1 micrograms per kilogram proposed by the UN’s Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives …
Do you think this may account for some psychiatric visits?
I would like people to stop worshiping government and relying on government to “protect” us. Maybe government should provide lots of objective facts so we can make up our own minds – instead of waving wands and making declarations.
I’d like to have real beef please. Bring back the fat and I’m sure we’ll be a whole lot healthier and happier.