SOEUL-ED OUT

. . . . . . . . . . ALMOST THE ENTIRE SOUTH KOREAN ARMY WAS CALLED OUT ON WEDNESDAY TO QUELL A CONTINUING PROTEST AGAINST BEEF IMPORTS . . . . . . .THESE PROTESTS HAVE LASTED ONE MONTH ALREADY AND IT APPEARS THE GOVERNMENT IS JUST NOT LISTENING . . . . . .MY OWN ARGUMENT AGAINST INCREASED TRADE IN BEEF IS MANY FOLD . . .THE BEEF INDUSTRY INFLICTS MAJOR,MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE ECOSYSTEMS OF PLANET EARTH . . . .BY CUTTING DOWN RAINFORESTS IN BRAZIL AND ELSEWHERE,USING UP PRECIOUS WATER AND GRAIN RESOURCES,USING FOSSIL FUELS TO TRANSPORT BEEF PRODUCTS OVER GREAT DISTANCES(KOREA IS HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD FROM USA)NOT TO MENTION CONSTANT REFRIGERATION WHILE BEEF IS IN STORAGE AND IN TRANSPORT,ALSO THE HEALTH RISKS FROM A MEAT DIET ARE NOW WELL KNOWN.

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