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Subject:  Ractopamine in Beef and Pork Date:  12/11/2012  3:13 PM
Author:  pauleckler Number:  38094 of 40860

In the news this week, Russia is banning imports of US beef and pork unless it can be shown to be free from ractopamine.

http://www.cattlenetwork.com/cattle-news/Russia-bans-meat-fr...

Wikipedia reveals ractopamine is a product of Lilly's Elanco division. It is a feed additive used to promote growth and to produce leaner meat.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ractopamine

"Regulatory authorities in 80 countries, including the EU, have banned ractopamine [4]. However, 27 countries, including Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, the United States and many others, have determined that meat from animals fed ractopamine is safe for human consumption."
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