More Protests Greet the Return of US Beef in South Korea

SOUTH KOREA - More violent protests from Korean farmers and consumers have greeted the return of US beef to supermarket shelves in Seoul.
calendar icon 30 June 2008
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South Korea opened its border on Thursday to US beef from cattle under the age of 30 months.

It followed a deal to allow all US beef regardless of age into South Korea that was made in April, however huge protests and rallies in Korea pressured the government to suspend that agreement which was to have gone into effect on May 15.

Last week the two countries came to an understanding that the US would only ship beef from cattle less than 30 months old.

"We are charged at USDA to come up with a verification system and we will do so," US Secretary of Agriculture Ed Schafer says.

"We are just getting that requirement for USDA on the table and aren't exactly sure how we are going to implement it yet."

Source: Stock&Land
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