China, South Korea, and the Philippines urgently stopped the import of Canadian beef, and the reason behind it is frightening: after six years, a cow on a farm in Calgary, Canada went “crazy” and was found to suffer from a fatal disease of the cattle nervous system. If humans accidentally eat beef with mad cow disease, the consequences are unimaginable.
Although Canada has repeatedly stated that the cow has been euthanized in time and did not enter the food chain and that the mad cow virus strain discovered this time is different from the previous ones, it will not endanger human health and will not be widely spread among cattle; but Everyone is still cautious, avoid talking and keep safe, the most important thing.
It is understood that China is the third-largest market for Canadian beef exports, and the annual trade volume can reach 170 million Canadian dollars (about 860 million yuan). Now China has suspended imports to ensure the safety of food imports, which can be said to have “slashed a knife” to Canada’s economic recovery.
No way, everyone is afraid of “mad cow disease”. In the early 2000s, this disease caused a sensation in the international community, causing people to shy away from it. It also caused a devastating blow to the United States, the world’s largest beef exporter at the time. Disgust is simply “death to see the light”.
In this way, the United States’ position as the world’s largest beef exporter was taken away by Brazil. As of 2020, Brazil’s beef exports to China reached 35.1 billion yuan, accounting for 60% of its total beef exports. However, two cases of mad cow disease occurred in Brazil in September last year, and the export of beef to China has been suspended from now on, and the decision to resume the beef trade will be handed over to China.
After a period of evaluation, my country resumed importing Brazilian beef in December last year, which caused the price of Brazilian live cattle to rise wildly. In early January this year, the price of Brazilian live cattle rose to US$4.06 (about 25.84 yuan) per kilogram.