Thursday, December 08, 2005

Over 75% of Japanese Unwilling to eat US beef

The Japanese ban on US and Canadian beef imposed shortly after the discovery of mad cow disease in North America is set to end next week. A survey in Japan showed that 75.2% of the country's citizens will not consume US beef. Women intending to shun U.S. beef accounted for 82.9%.

The ban has cost US about $2 billion. The reopening of the trade ties on beef won't help US ranchers if the above survey hold true.

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