R-CALF wants ban on Brazilian beef

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BILLINGS, Mont. — In a public We the People petition launched and promoted on its website, Facebook and Twitter pages, R-CALF USA seeks 100,000 signatures during the next 30 days to call on the Trump Administration to ban imports of Brazilian beef until all beef sold in U.S. supermarkets is labeled with its country of origin.

The We the People website indicates that if R-CALF USA’s petition achieves the threshold of 100,000 signatures in 30 days, the White House will review the petition and respond by email to each signatory regarding the administration’s response to the petition.

The petition points out that many beef importing nations took the precaution of placing bans on Brazilian beef after news covering an investigation by Brazil’s federal police reported that Brazilian beef plants knowingly sold rotten meat to schools and to the public, exported spoiled meat to other countries, and Brazilian beef samples tested positive for dangerous bacteria, including salmonella.

The U.S., however, which produces more beef than any other country in the world and is the world’s largest beef consumer, did not take the precautionary step of banning Brazilian imports.

The petition calls on a ban of the “unsafe” beef imports from Brazil until American consumers can begin differentiating Brazilian beef from American beef with a country of origin label.

The petition can be accessed at www.BanBrazilianBeef.com.

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