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US Beef Back to Best in South Korea

20 January 2009

KOREA, SOUTH - Last year, anti-government protests in Korea erupted after President Lee Myung Bak lifted a ban on imports of American beef. Demonstrators believed U.S. beef imports were tainted with mad cow disease.

According to Chosun, consumption of U.S. beef subsequently declined during that period. But U.S. beef is now once again South Korea's top imported meat.

The news organisation says that throughout last summer, the streets of Seoul were jammed with tens of thousands of protesters. Some demonstrators carried candles but others became violent, clashing with riot police.

The rallies were spurred on by internet rumours and sensational reports that Koreans were going to be served American beef, tainted with mad cow disease. But by September, the demonstrations stopped and life in Korea got back to normal.

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