Canadian beef stalled over japans mad cow ban, but China wants a bigger market.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has a serious beef shortage. That’s why the U.S. Department of Agriculture ordered that 90% of the beef sold in its supermarkets must be genetically modified to resist the deadly pathogen, the mad cow virus.
And while the country’s appetite for the commodity has ebbed in recent years, the USDA’s new order may 엠카지노soon go into effect: Just weeks after China approved a ban on genetically modified meat last year, the U.S. agency will start issuing permits to American beef producers for the export of genetically altered cattle.
The government said in its latest regulations that the regulations were “necessary to prevent the importation of genetically engineered livestock products into the United States.” The USDA had not yet issued rules for domestic use of genetically engineered crops, but those rules have a pending U.S. Supreme Court case pending that could allow domestic sales of them.
“The U.S. needs to set the precedent with this,” said Kevin Drum, vice president for farm policy at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He said the law’s impact could ripple out in other countries, especially given that the global trade in beef is booming.
“With the international market in beef exploding, China is doing everything it can to attract more buyers in the United States by allowing some of the imports.”
But the issue is likely to require political attention in both the California and California Senate, where GOP leaders are pushing for a beef ban.
Both the House and Senate agriculture committees are expected to approve rules shortly, said Kevin Shrout, a spokesman for Senate agriculture committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-Kan.).
Roberts and Senate agriculture committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) have called for Congress to pass legislation to ban GM-derived food crops, saying the move would “strengthen the nation’s defense, and help secure food sovereignty for our children and grandchildren.”
Shrout said the U.S. is “at an inflection point” in its relationship wi보성출장마사지th global food markets. In his l영양출장마사지atest book, “The Future of Agriculture,” Shrout also says that California “must continue to innovate with this emerging technology, or it loses its role as a leader in the global beef market.”
The California beef export ban came on a day when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that genetically modified foods could not be exempted from federal food labeling rules impose