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Mad cow scare: Some SKorean retailers halt sales of US beef

By Wed, Apr 25, 2012 12:54PM UTC 0 Comment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean retailers are suspending sales of U.S. beef following the discovery of mad cow disease in a U.S. dairy cow. Lotte Department Store and Home Plus said they halted sales of U.S. beef to calm worries among South Koreans. Yonhap News Agency reported that Lotte Mart has also suspended...

Young Koreans fear Korea-US FTA will lead to mad cow disease

By Thu, Nov 10, 2011 9:14AM UTC 0 Comment

Original article in Korean is at this link. The results of this survey are somewhat contradicted by the brisk business in American beef in Korean supermarkets. The Chosun Ilbo commissioned the Millward Brown Group to conduct a mobile phone survey of 500 adults between the ages of 20 and 49 nationwide, finding that 49.0% said...

Presidential hopeful Moon Jae-in publishes book on his time in the Roh Moo-hyun administration

By Wed, Jun 15, 2011 10:56PM UTC 0 Comment

Progressives looking to challenge moderate Democratic Party chair Sohn Hak-kyu for a presidential nomination will likely have to go through the very former president Roh Moo-hyun.  Roh had been shunned by virtually every established politician (a and four-fifths of the general public) by the time he left office in the spring of 2008.  However, his...