Published in Genetics and Environmental Business Week, November 11th, 2004
The talks come less than a week after Japan's top food safety commission began reviewing a proposal to loosen the government's testing requirements for the fatal bovine illness.
Japan banned all U.S. beef imports following the first case of mad cow disease in the United States in December. Tokyo has demanded that Washington test all U.S.-bred cows for the illness as a condition for resuming trade, but U.S. officials have said such testing would be costly and ineffective.
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