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

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.

"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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