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Transgenic Cows Could Make For Better Beef
2012-08-27 04:45:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at the Beijing University of Agriculture have genetically modified a pair of calves in an attempt to make their meat more tender, tastier, and more appealing to discerning palates. Professor Ni Minhong and colleagues at the school's department of advanced science and technology produced a pair of cloned cows, named Jing Qin 1 and Jing Qin 2, that had been implanted with an extra gene, Telegraph Science Correspondent...

2006-03-06 21:08:33

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Agriculture Minister Shoichi Nakagawa said on Tuesday U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns is unlikely to answer all the questions from Japan about U.S. shipments of banned cattle parts at their meeting this week. Nakagawa is considering discussing the beef issue with Johanns when they meet on the sidelines of world trade talks in London later this week. "I don't expect Secretary Johanns and I will go through each of the questions as they are very...

2006-03-06 18:01:33

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's vice farm minister said on Monday it is unclear if actions proposed by Washington would help prevent shipments of banned U.S. beef to Japan. Japan suspended U.S. beef imports on January 20, just a month after it eased a two-year-old ban on U.S. beef imposed over mad cow disease fears, when Japanese inspectors discovered banned spinal material in a veal shipment from New York. The U.S. Agriculture Department submitted to Japan on February 17 a report that...

2006-03-06 03:38:39

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's vice farm minister said on Monday it is unclear if actions proposed by Washington would help prevent shipments of banned U.S. beef to Japan. Japan suspended U.S. beef imports on January 20, just a month after it eased a two-year-old ban on U.S. beef imposed over mad cow disease fears, when Japanese inspectors discovered banned spinal material in a veal shipment from New York. The U.S. Agriculture Department submitted to Japan on February 17 a report that...

2006-02-20 02:49:30

By Aya Takada TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan may seek more information from the United States regarding its report on how banned cattle parts got into a shipment of U.S. veal, Japan's top government spokesman said on Monday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe also said Japan had not yet completed its assessment of a U.S. report submitted to Japan last Friday. "We want to study the report closely before evaluating the content," Abe told a news conference. The remarks came after Kyodo news...

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2005-12-16 03:35:00

By Aya Takada TOKYO -- The first shipment of U.S. beef to Japan since Tokyo eased a two-year-old ban earlier this week arrived at a Japanese airport on Friday, and Japan's quarantine office declared that the beef met import requirements. The Japanese government on Monday lifted a ban on imports of beef and beef offal from U.S. cattle aged up to 20 months, on condition that risk materials that could transmit mad cow disease are removed before the meat is shipped. "We have completed inspection...

2005-10-31 06:01:38

By Aya Takada TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will ease a ban on U.S. beef imports after a Japanese panel declared on Monday that beef from young American cattle is safe if risk materials that could transmit mad cow disease are removed, government officials said. The panel at Japan's Food Safety Commission ended five months of discussion on the safety of U.S. beef with a conclusion that beef and beef offal from American cattle aged 20 months or younger are at very low risk from mad cow...

2005-09-27 18:13:10

By Julie Vorman WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican head of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday expressed growing frustration at Japan's failure to reopen its market to U.S. beef shipments and said trade sanctions may be needed. Tokyo imposed a ban on American beef 19 months ago as a precaution after the United States diagnosed its first case of mad cow disease. The U.S. cattle industry says it loses $100 million each month that the Japan market remains closed. "Japan's...

2005-09-20 16:05:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted twice on Tuesday to keep shipments of Japan's Kobe beef out of the United States until Tokyo ends its ban on American beef, imposed 19 months ago as a precaution against mad cow disease. Senators said the votes were a signal of frustration with Japan, traditionally the No. 1 customer for U.S. beef exports. The U.S. cattle industry says it loses $100 million each month the market is closed. "It's just unfair," said Nebraska Democrat Ben...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.