Fukushima resumes beef export to US

10/15/2012 - Cattle farmers in Japan's Fukushima prefecture have resumed beef exports to the United States for the first time in 30 months. Farmers celebrated the shipment of three cattle with a ceremony on Sunday. The leader of a local agricultural cooperative said resumption of export was a great relief for Fukushima farmers who have been suffering from the effects of last year's nuclear disaster. The three cattle will be processed in Japan and the meat will be sold to upmarket restaurants in the United States, NHK World reported. Japanese beef export to the United States were suspended due to an outbreak of the foot-and-mouth disease in southern Japan in 2010. But the embargo was lifted in August.

NHK World News

 

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