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Why Russia Is Saying ‘Nyet’ To U.S. Meat Imports

Why Russia Is Saying ‘Nyet’ To U.S. Meat Imports

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some U.S. meat producers add an obscure chemical called ractopamine to the feed that they give to their pigs, cattle or turkeys. But Russian safety officials haven’t approved it, and they’ve stopped U.S. meat imports – worth a half-billion-dollars a year – until those imports are ractopamine-free.

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