Poagao wrote:It's "far-sighted thinking" on the part of the DPP. If they are successful in blocking the government's efforts now, Taiwan will most likely be unable to participate in trade talks with the US on many
issues, damaging Taiwan's international competitiveness as well as souring relations with the US, which could also have an effect on things like US military spending on Taiwan as well as the US visa waiver timing. By 2016 the effects of this damage could be plain enough that the DPP could point at the KMT and say, "Look at the terrible state of things and how poor a job you've done!" in order to get into power (whereupon the KMT will likely engage in the same tactics).
tommy525 wrote:I say IF Ractopamine is banned in western europe but allowed in the USA, then something must be fishy bout that. I say Taiwan can do the USA citizenry a huge favor by getting attention to this fact. And maybe the American people will say, well shit we dont want this ractopamine BS in our beef either !
raymondaliasapollyon wrote:tommy525 wrote:I say IF Ractopamine is banned in western europe but allowed in the USA, then something must be fishy bout that. I say Taiwan can do the USA citizenry a huge favor by getting attention to this fact. And maybe the American people will say, well shit we dont want this ractopamine BS in our beef either !
Just curious. Does the typical American dare to buy meat products made from ground beef?
I see most hotdogs and sausages in US supermarkets are made from suspicious ground beef. The real safety issue isn't so much on the chemical used, as on mad cow disease. Wouldn't that pose a significant health threat? Do you have peace of mind when eating beefburgers?
No real promise for a free-trade agreement or anything, just vague talk about holding talks over "trade liberalization."
finley wrote:...But behaving like psycho xiaojies and throwing all their toys out of the pram isn't likely to endear them to the thinking voter...
tommy525 wrote:yeah honestly I don't think you could find six Americans in california who even know what ractopamine is (hell I had no clue if i wasn't following the debacle in taiwan) , and that we allow it in our beef but its banned elsewhere. All we see is the "passed by dept of agriculture" printed label on the meat and feel its got to be the best ! Cuz we is in America bro, land of the BEST , PERIOD !
(thing is we is in America but not all we get is the best, but we dont know that now do we?)
where'd I read that our American beef is not allowed to even be made into dog food in Australia because of ractopamine?
we got the "pink slime" that they use to process hamburgers for McDonalds, etc. Theres a lot wrong with meat in America.
We got hormone in our chicken, ractopamine in our beef, pink slime in our burgers and now a company has cornered the market for ammonia treated hamburger meat. Wow. Only little is returned for too heavy a smell of ammonia. Apparently its better to be ammonia treated then to take a chance at killer e coli.
I think i should become mainly a vegetarian. Just make sure all the veggies are stir fried tho cuz we have frequent E Coli veggie contamination going on here.
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