May 16, 2008

Koreans in the US Support Renegotiation of US Beef Import Agreement

Followup to KR posting, Protests on US Beef Imports Widens in South Korea

As the public protests against US beef import in South Korea escalate, a number of Korean groups in the US has initiated petition campaigns in support and solidarity.

See the petition campaign of "Concerned Americans Against Mad Cow Disease" (with groups in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto):

"As citizens of the United States, we are concerned about the potential risk of Mad Cow Disease in U.S. beef. That is why we are so inspired by the efforts of thousands of Korean children, students, parents, elders, teachers and people from all walks of life in educating the Korean people and for participating in mass candlelight vigils to oppose the recent Korea-US trade negotiations that lifted the ban on U.S. beef. 82% of all people in South Korea are urging its government to re-negotiate the U.S. beef import agreement, and thousands of people are flooding into the streets throughout the country to express their concerns over food safety."

5 comments:

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. said...

Americans and Koreans solidarity against mad cow disease

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/05/217550_comment.php#217605

Could Korean Leader Learn from Controversies over U.S. Beef Imports? Posted by: Moon Ihlwan on May 15

One Korean official says the probability of a human being catching a mad cow disease by eating U.S. beef is like the one of a golf player scoring a hole-in-one and then being killed by lightning.<<<

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/blog/eyeonasia/archives/2008/05/could_korean_le.html

The statistical incidence of CJD cases in the United States has been revised to reflect that there is one case per 9000 in adults age 55 and older. Eighty-five percent of the cases are sporadic, meaning there is no known cause at present.

http://www.cjdfoundation.org/fact.html

One Korean official says the probability of a human being catching a mad cow disease by eating U.S. beef is like the one of a golf player scoring a hole-in-one and then being killed by lightning.<<<

THIS is typical BSe $ you here industry groups comment 'your more likely to get hit by a car than die from CJD'. well, maybe so, but my mother and many more did not die from getting hit by a car, they died from CJD, my mothers being the hvCJD (confirmed), and my neighbors mother died from CJD (confirmed). the UKBSEnvCJD _only_ theory is incorrect. there are more strains of mad cow than the UK BSE in beef to nvCJD in humans in the UK. The deception by the USDA, FDA, and the Bush administration about mad cow disease, CJD, and all Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy over the past 8 years have been outrageous, to a point of being criminal. I am vested in nothing, but the truth.

"South Korea may demand revision of US beef import pact"

"The agreement, struck last month, has been widely criticized as making too"

"many concessions to the United States"

THE PEOPLE of Korea _should_ be mad about the importing of USA beef into their Country. can you believe these regulations? even IF a BSE case(s) are documented in the USA, the people of Korea still cannot suspend the importing of U.S. beef, NO matter how many more mad cows the USA finds, until a thorough epidemiological investigation is finished. please remember, it took over a year and literally an act of congress to confirm the atypical mad cow in Texas before they finally finish that epidemiological investigation, and even after all that, the Koreans still cannot ban USA beef, until the OIE recognizes an adverse change in the classification of the U.S. BSE status. Considering the USDA and the OIE collaborated to seal the deal of the BSE MRR policy (the legal trading of all strains of TSE globally, just for commodities and futures sake, human health was not even considered), I doubt the OIE would ever change the BSE status for the USA, no matter how many more mad cows are found. It's all about money folks.

WE are talking years now, before the Koreans could ever suspend USA beef due to a BSE case(s) ever being documented in the USA, due to these stupid regulations. This is nothing more than FORCE FEEDING KOREA USDA MAD COW BEEF, i.e. all for a dollar, to hell with human health on a disease with an incubation period of years if not a decade or more.

Please remember, the last two mad cows documented in the USA i.e. Alabama and Texas, both were of the 'atypical' BSE strain, and immediately after that, the USDA shut down the testing from 470,000 to 40,000 in the U.S. in 2007 out of about 35 million cattle slaughtered. also, science is showing that some of these atypical cases are more virulent to humans than the typical UK BSE strain ;

***Atypical forms of BSE have emerged which, although rare, appear to be more virulent than the classical BSE that causes vCJD.***

Progress Report from the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

An Update from Stephen M. Sergay, MB, BCh & Pierluigi Gambetti, MD

April 3, 2008

http://www.aan.com/news/?event=read&article_id=4397&page=72.45.45

IF BSE is not in the USA (just not documented for many different reasons), and only atypical BSE is in the USA (plus CWD, plus, many strains of Scrapie, and Now the Nor-98 documented in 5 different states, plus TME, then why would human mad cow in the USA look like the UK nvCJD from UK BSE cows ? it was shown long ago in studies at Mission Texas that experimental transmission of USA Scrapie to USA Bovine, DID NOT LOOK LIKE UK BSE. so again, in short, why would human mad cow in the USA look like human mad cow in the UK i.e. the (nvCJD). however, I believe that BSE has been in the USA untested and undocumented for years. why on earth then does the USDA refuse to allow creekstone or anyone else test their product? simple, if you don't look/test, you don't find.

ONE only has to read how the USDA et al have legally blocked, blundered, botched, mismanaged, bungled, floundered, and flat out manipulated, the testing in the infamous June 2004 enhanced cover-up program for mad cow surveillance and testing. I mean, I am not really to hip on THE INDUSTRY, testing for mad cow disease, and what that program might consist of, but anything is better than nothing at all. ...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Concerned Americans against Mad Cow Disease STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY with Koreans May 13, 2008

http://usdavskorea.blogspot.com/2008/05/concerned-americans-against-mad-cow.html

http://flounder068.vox.com/library/post/concerned-americans-against-mad-cow-disease-statement-of-solidarity-with-koreans-may-13-2008.html

http://www.koreantopnews.com/story.php?title=USDA_VS_KOREA_typical_or_atypical_BSe_Concerned_Americans_against_Mad_Cow_Disease_STATEMENT_OF_SOLIDARITY_with_Koreans_May_13_2008

BSE YOUNGEST AGE STATISTICS UNDER 30 MONTHS

http://bseyoungestage.blogspot.com/

http://flounder068.vox.com/library/post/bse-youngest-age-statistics-under-30-months.html

with kindest regards, I am sincerely,

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. P.O. Box 42 Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

CJD Voice

http://members.aol.com/larmstr853/cjdvoice/cjdvoice.htm

http://members.aol.com/larmstr853/cjdvoice/index.htm

CJD news

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The Many Faces of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

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TSS...END...2008


Terry S. Singeltary Sr.
P.O. Box 42
Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. said...

Hello Honorable President Young-hui,

I am very glad i could be of help. do not hesitate to call or write if i can be of further assistance. many Koreans are now writing me privately about this as well. i signed the petition on www.stopmadcow.org, and have sent it on to cjdvoice and other contacts i.e. (I am sure you are going to try to circulate our website to your friends.)

with kindest regards, terry

p.s. my comments http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/05/217550_comment.php#217605

Could Korean Leader Learn from Controversies over U.S. Beef Imports? Posted by: Moon Ihlwan on May 15

One Korean official says the probability of a human being catching a mad cow disease by eating U.S. beef is like the one of a golf player scoring a hole-in-one and then being killed by lightning.<<<

http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/blog/eyeonasia/archives/2008/05/could_korean_le.html

The statistical incidence of CJD cases in the United States has been revised to reflect that there is one case per 9000 in adults age 55 and older. Eighty-five percent of the cases are sporadic, meaning there is no known cause at present.

http://www.cjdfoundation.org/fact.html

One Korean official says the probability of a human being catching a mad cow disease by eating U.S. beef is like the one of a golf player scoring a hole-in-one and then being killed by lightning.<<<

THIS is typical BSe $ you here industry groups comment 'your more likely to get hit by a car than die from CJD'. well, maybe so, but my mother and many more did not die from getting hit by a car, they died from CJD, my mothers being the hvCJD (confirmed), and my neighbors mother died from CJD (confirmed). the UKBSEnvCJD _only_ theory is incorrect. there are more strains of mad cow than the UK BSE in beef to nvCJD in humans in the UK. The deception by the USDA, FDA, and the Bush administration about mad cow disease, CJD, and all Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathy over the past 8 years have been outrageous, to a point of being criminal. I am vested in nothing, but the truth.

"South Korea may demand revision of US beef import pact"

"The agreement, struck last month, has been widely criticized as making too"

"many concessions to the United States"

THE PEOPLE of Korea _should_ be mad about the importing of USA beef into their Country. can you believe these regulations? even IF a BSE case(s) are documented in the USA, the people of Korea still cannot suspend the importing of U.S. beef, NO matter how many more mad cows the USA finds, until a thorough epidemiological investigation is finished. please remember, it took over a year and literally an act of congress to confirm the atypical mad cow in Texas before they finally finish that epidemiological investigation, and even after all that, the Koreans still cannot ban USA beef, until the OIE recognizes an adverse change in the classification of the U.S. BSE status. Considering the USDA and the OIE collaborated to seal the deal of the BSE MRR policy (the legal trading of all strains of TSE globally, just for commodities and futures sake, human health was not even considered), I doubt the OIE would ever change the BSE status for the USA, no matter how many more mad cows are found. It's all about money folks.

WE are talking years now, before the Koreans could ever suspend USA beef due to a BSE case(s) ever being documented in the USA, due to these stupid regulations. This is nothing more than FORCE FEEDING KOREA USDA MAD COW BEEF, i.e. all for a dollar, to hell with human health on a disease with an incubation period of years if not a decade or more.

Please remember, the last two mad cows documented in the USA i.e. Alabama and Texas, both were of the 'atypical' BSE strain, and immediately after that, the USDA shut down the testing from 470,000 to 40,000 in the U.S. in 2007 out of about 35 million cattle slaughtered. also, science is showing that some of these atypical cases are more virulent to humans than the typical UK BSE strain ;

***Atypical forms of BSE have emerged which, although rare, appear to be more virulent than the classical BSE that causes vCJD.***

Progress Report from the National Prion Disease Pathology Surveillance Center

An Update from Stephen M. Sergay, MB, BCh & Pierluigi Gambetti, MD

April 3, 2008

http://www.aan.com/news/?event=read&article_id=4397&page=72.45.45

IF BSE is not in the USA (just not documented for many different reasons), and only atypical BSE is in the USA (plus CWD, plus, many strains of Scrapie, and Now the Nor-98 documented in 5 different states, plus TME, then why would human mad cow in the USA look like the UK nvCJD from UK BSE cows ? it was shown long ago in studies at Mission Texas that experimental transmission of USA Scrapie to USA Bovine, DID NOT LOOK LIKE UK BSE. so again, in short, why would human mad cow in the USA look like human mad cow in the UK i.e. the (nvCJD). however, I believe that BSE has been in the USA untested and undocumented for years. why on earth then does the USDA refuse to allow creekstone or anyone else test their product? simple, if you don't look/test, you don't find.

ONE only has to read how the USDA et al have legally blocked, blundered, botched, mismanaged, bungled, floundered, and flat out manipulated, the testing in the infamous June 2004 enhanced cover-up program for mad cow surveillance and testing. I mean, I am not really to hip on THE INDUSTRY, testing for mad cow disease, and what that program might consist of, but anything is better than nothing at all. ...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Concerned Americans against Mad Cow Disease STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY with Koreans May 13, 2008

http://usdavskorea.blogspot.com/2008/05/concerned-americans-against-mad-cow.html

http://flounder068.vox.com/library/post/concerned-americans-against-mad-cow-disease-statement-of-solidarity-with-koreans-may-13-2008.html

http://www.koreantopnews.com/story.php?title=USDA_VS_KOREA_typical_or_atypical_BSe_Concerned_Americans_against_Mad_Cow_Disease_STATEMENT_OF_SOLIDARITY_with_Koreans_May_13_2008

BSE YOUNGEST AGE STATISTICS UNDER 30 MONTHS

http://bseyoungestage.blogspot.com/

http://flounder068.vox.com/library/post/bse-youngest-age-statistics-under-30-months.html

with kindest regards, I am sincerely,

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. P.O. Box 42 Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

CJD Voice

http://members.aol.com/larmstr853/cjdvoice/cjdvoice.htm

http://members.aol.com/larmstr853/cjdvoice/index.htm

CJD news

http://disc.yourwebapps.com/Indices/236650.html

The Many Faces of Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease

http://www.fortunecity.com/healthclub/cpr/798/cjd.htm

A son's love

http://www.fortunecity.com/banners/interstitial.html?http://www.fortunecity.com/healthclub/cpr/798/terry.htm

TSS...END...2008

----- Original Message ----- From: Younghui Kim To: flounder9@verizon.net Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 8:14 PM Subject: articles for press conference of Concerned Amerians Against Mad Cow Disease

Dear Terry,

Thank you so much for your supporting statement for Concernrd Americans Against Mad Cow Disease. In the news conference, we read your supporting statement, which we condensed from your origianl statement.

Please click the following links to see the articles for our news conference.

All Korean articles wrote about your statement.

http://kr.news.yahoo.com/ /news/shellview.htm?linkid=4&articleid=20080515030000705i9&newssetid=1352

http://www.ohmynews.com/NWS_Web/view/at_pg.aspx?CNTN_CD=A0000900198&PAGE_CD=S0200>>

http://la.indymedia.org/news/2008/05/217550.php

Please visit WWW.STOPMADCOW.ORG and sign for our statement. (I am sure you are going to try to circulate our website to your friends.)

In korean section, lots of s..korean people are visiting this website and signigng too. so far 800 people have signed already.

Respectfully.

young-hui

END...2008...TSS

P.S.

Fast Food Nation vs. Republic of Mystery Meat
Written by ARI LEVAUX
Thursday, 15 May 2008


The U.S. Olympic team has decided to take its own food to the summer games
in Beijing. The decision, which China called “a pity,” was precipitated when
a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) official encountered a 14-inch chicken
breast in a Beijing supermarket. Tests on the super-sized slab revealed
enough steroids to give the New York Yankees pitching squad man-boobs.
Athletes testing positive for steroids, however, isn’t the only scenario the
USOC hopes to avoid by packing its own lunch. There are safety concerns,
too, based on recent news stories about tainted Chinese food — a batch of
dumplings laced with the toxic insecticide methamidophos that hospitalized
scores of people and put a 10-year-old girl in a coma, for example; or
reports of Australian Olympic athletes falling ill in China. Atop ancient
stereotypes about what goes on in Chinese kitchens, these incidents helped
convince USOC officials that the food in China isn’t worth the risk.
In a way, I agree with China. That’s a pity. Much of the food China plans to
serve has been contracted from farms near Beijing, making this decision a
snub to locally grown food.
I mean, maybe if the USOC decided to supply America’s Olympians with
free-range, organic chicken or some similar level of certifiably
high-quality food, an honorable statement would have been made.
Unfortunately, the USOC chose Tyson Foods to provide animal protein for the
600 athletes in America’s Olympic delegation, ordering 25,000 pounds of lean
beef, chicken and pork from the largest meat company in the world.
Tyson, which supplies meat to KFC, Taco Bell, and most other major fast-food
joints, is, for a number of reasons, a surprising choice as a replacement
for scary Chinese food.
Last year an employee at a Tyson chicken processing plant shot a video and
gave it to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. It shows workers
urinating on the assembly line of dead and dying chickens, while other
chickens are smashed around, hooked and cursed at while their heads are
yanked off.
This video supports claims of such activity in multiple Tyson plants. And
apparently, Tyson workers don’t fare much better - the company has been
implicated in multiple labor violations as well.
Meatpacking is one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Against that
backdrop, Tyson’s alleged actions include the dismissal of workers who
develop work-related injuries, denial of workers’ compensation, union
busting, and smuggling illegal aliens to work for sub-standard wages.
Meanwhile, Tyson regularly earns headlines for pollution problems; the
company pleaded guilty, for example, to 20 felony violations of the federal
Clean Water Act at a Missouri poultry plant, where it dumped untreated
wastewater into a stream.
All told, I think it’s a stretch to assume that Tyson meat is any more
wholesome, safe, and karmically pure than what you’ll find in China.
And the scary thing is, of course, that Tyson isn’t even the lowest-grade
meat available in the United States. As we all probably know by now, that
distinction belongs to the meat in American public school lunches.
Another film, taken by a Humane Society operative at the Hallmark/Westland
meatpacking plant in Chino, Calif., and released in February, shows cattle
that are too sick and weak to stand up being prodded, shocked and jabbed
toward slaughter. While the abuse was obvious, the food-safety concerns
related to the killing of the so-called downer cattle were what compelled
the USDA to recall 143 million pounds of meat from the plant – the largest
beef recall in history.
Westland/Hallmark supplies 20 percent of the nation’s school lunchmeat,
making it the second-largest supplier of meat to American schools. The
marketing of such meat to schools is facilitated by the National School
Lunch Program, which purchases USDA surplus agricultural products, gives
public schools yearly purchasing credits, and then sells them the food
dirt-cheap.
Turns out, public school kitchens were getting what they’d paid for.
Surplus, another name for leftovers, is what plants like Westland/Hallmark
evidently specialize in.
Maria Stover, food service director for public schools in Victor, Mont.,
told me, “You’d open a tub of ground beef and there’d be chunks of, I don’t
know what, something, mixed in with it. The students would complain that the
chicken patties smelled like charred beaks and burned feathers. I couldn’t,
in good conscience, keep serving it.”
For Stover, the timing of the recall couldn’t have been better — she needed
to clean out the freezer anyway.
She had already secured the school committee blessing to quit ordering USDA
surplus meat. They gave her the green light to find as many sources of
local food as possible, especially meat, and funds to expand her kitchen
facilities to create more cooking space, as well as options for preserving
local fruits and veggies when they’re in season, fresh, and cheap.
Meanwhile, back in So-Cal, the only arrests in the Westland/Hallmark affair
have been two Hispanic workers charged with animal cruelty. How fair is
that? They might as well have arrested the cows for being sick and weak.
Perhaps if it were our Olympic dreams, and not our children, that were on
the line, different heads would be rolling. Or maybe if it went down in
China.
Speaking of which, a Freudian typo in South Africa’s Independent Online says
it all: “… Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing of China, California … .”
Anymore, Chinese officials would have every right to take offense at the
slip, just as they would have every right to deny entry to any suspect
chicken patties shipped to Beijing this summer – by a corporation that’s a
convicted felon.

http://newbillingsoutpost.com/news/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=20580&Itemid=27


>>>Maria Stover, food service director for public schools in Victor, Mont.,
told me, “You’d open a tub of ground beef and there’d be chunks of, I don’t
know what, something, mixed in with it. The students would complain that the
chicken patties smelled like charred beaks and burned feathers. I couldn’t,
in good conscience, keep serving it.”
For Stover, the timing of the recall couldn’t have been better — she needed
to clean out the freezer anyway.
She had already secured the school committee blessing to quit ordering USDA
surplus meat.<<<



USDA CERTIFIED DEAD STOCK DOWNER COW SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM
IN THE USA (biggest long term case study in the USA of children exposed to
the deadly mad cow disease atypical BSE, more virulent to humans)

DOWNER COW SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/04/gao-report-on-humane-methods-of.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/usda-certified-dead-stock-downer-cow.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/usda-still-pandering-to-industry-still_27.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/usda-still-pandering-to-industry-still.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/recalled-beef-from-chino-slaughterhouse.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/mad-cow-disease-typical-vs-atypical.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/downer-cow-blues-senators-want.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/mr-will-hueston-dvm-on-school-lunch.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/california-downer-cow-meat-worker-i-was.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/usda-questions-and-answers.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/usda-to-hallmark-we-want-our-plaque.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/house-committee-subpoenas.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/california-lists-possible-recipients-of.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/03/to-hard-working-employees-of-usda-and.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/02/beef-recall-nationwide-school-lunch.html

http://downercattle.blogspot.com/2008/02/transcript-technical-briefing.html

Terry S. Singeltary Sr. P.O. Box 42 Bacliff, Texas USA 77518

Korea Report said...

Thank you for your comments, which were forwarded to organizers of the campaign.

Mizar5 said...

This is essentially an argument based on hearsay. There has still been no link between CJD and beef in the US.

Anonymous said...

US beef imports to Korea as an Issue,is infact in the broader "CULTURAL,SOCIAL&CIVILIZATIONSAL VALUES BASED" issues of Turning Koreans living in "White cunning colonial criminal proselytising Masters occupied lands of Southern Korea,with successive Brutal military dictatotrships,of converted Korean Christaian colonial slave regimes, to "NEOCOLONISE&CHRISTIANISE" Koreans&Asians.
Unification of Korea starts with"REMOVAL OF FOREIGN TROOPS IN ALL KOREAN LANDS".
TOA,USA.