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U.S. Wants More Easing of Japan Beef Test Rules -Kyodo


The United States urged Japan on Tuesday to exclude beef cattle under the age of 30 months from testing for mad cow disease, the latest sign of U.S. pressure on Japan to ease its testing standards, Kyodo news agency said.

Under intense pressure, Japan moved a step closer to easing a ban on U.S. beef in March after the government won approval for plans to drop its policy of testing all cattle for mad cow disease -- known as bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Japan‘s FSC concluded on March 28 a five-month discussion on whether to allow the government to exclude cattle younger than 21 months from mad cow testing, saying that relaxation of the testing regime would hardly increase the risk of contamination.

The request by the U.S. government was made in a letter to Japan‘s Food Safety Commission

Approval of the easier policy by the food safety watchdog is a precondition for Japan to implement an October 2004 agreement with the United States to resume imports of American beef from cattle aged below 21 months without conducting mad cow testing.

Cattle below the age of 21 months are considered to be at low risk from the brain-wasting disease.

Washington has expressed frustration with Japan‘s slowness in carrying out the agreement to restart imports, prompting some U.S. lawmakers to call for retaliatory sanctions against Japan.
 

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Quote:"Cattle below the age of 21 months are considered to be at low risk from the brain-wasting disease."

Wait a minute........... we've been told time and time again that cattle below the age of [/b]30months are to be considered a low risk. Shouldn't this statement be "LOWER" risk? :???: :???: :???:
 

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reader (the Second) said:
hey mike, d'ya just finish filing your income tax? we haven't heard from you for a week or so.

Yeah,where you been boy?...............good luck
 

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HAY MAKER said:
reader (the Second) said:
hey mike, d'ya just finish filing your income tax? we haven't heard from you for a week or so.

Yeah,where you been boy?...............good luck

How did you know? :lol: I've been working on them for several days and still filed an extension. What a nightmare! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
 

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reader second, I hope you are helping in the quest to end the Death Tax.

The claim that only the very wealthiest pay it, used to increase envy and acceptance of the tax is so bogus. How can we escape the fact that the very wealthiest do not pay, as they can afford the foundations and other fixes to exempt themselves from Estate taxes.

Estate tax is a deterrent to new people/families accumulating wealth, rather than it is to collect more tax from the already hugely wealthy populace.

Farmers are the businesses hardest hit by this tax.

Collecting the tax takes a hefty chunk of what we pay in......I've read it's about 60%, which seems impossible till realizing it is a government job!

MRJ
 

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