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In what is being interpreted as retaliation for a just-approved trade bill that seeks to punish...

In what is being interpreted as retaliation for a just-approved trade bill that seeks to punish Russian violators of human rights, Russia says meat imports will now need to be free of ractopamine, a drug that's added to animal feed in the U.S. to make meat more lean. The USDA says the requirement, which is effective immediately, could halt $500M in beef and pork exports to Russia.
Comments (5)
  • Sweet, I wonder what else is being fed to the animals we don't know about?

     

    This drug is already banned in the EU and China.
    9 Dec 2012, 09:06 AM Reply Like
  • Russia already has a shortage of grain.

     

    A shortage of grain translates into a shortage of meat.

     

    They need our beef and pork because you can't eat oil and gas.
    9 Dec 2012, 09:28 AM Reply Like
  • Screw putin, he has more power than Pres. morsi dreams of having. The US will have other buyers.
    9 Dec 2012, 10:47 AM Reply Like
  • Those who live in glass houses should not throw beef and pork.

     

    Did the folks in Washington really think that Russia would simply say "OK, you are right on the human rights issue." ?

     

    Maybe the President should have whispered about this issue when he was saying he would have more flexibility after the election.

     

    Maybe Russia could put this into a bill: No more Vodka from Russia until New York is drilling for Natural Gas.
    9 Dec 2012, 10:50 AM Reply Like
  • Maybe the stuff should be labeled and then we could know what is in the food...
    11 Dec 2012, 12:08 PM Reply Like
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