Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thousands protest US beef in South Korea

Tens of thousands of demonstators filled Seoul in order to protest Lee Myung-bak's agreement to resume suspended imports of American beef.

..."Both Seoul and Washington defended the safety of American beef. But protesters said they saw in the way their leader, nicknamed the Bulldozer, reached a beef deal with Washington signs of an "authoritarian leader," out of touch with common people and "tone-deaf." They accused Mr. Lee of being too eager to please the United States, even at the expense of the health of his own people."...


So my question is how come our own citizens don't stage the same types of protests? Tomatoes today, ground beef recalls last week. Food safety is increasingly a hot-topic.

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