Round-up: Today’s top stories in the morning papers in Korea (April 5, 2016)
1. The Korean Red Cross said that those who have spent a certain period in places where bovine spongiform encephalopathy occurred cannot donate blood in their lifetime. Individuals who have spent a cumulative time of 1-3 months in the United Kingdom, five years in France, and any 34 European countries including the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Croatia are prohibited from donating blood.
I wasn’t aware of the fact that mad cow disease is very hideous. I am not spreading false information.
2. Last year, one in 10 foreign substances found in foods is mixed into the manufacturing process. The materials incorporated in the process include insects, fungi, hairs, and metals.
Consumers pay out of pocket for our meals. But they don’t want to taste these foreign materials, though.
3. Bistros and Bars have their worst day of their life due to the economic slowdown. The reason behind this is fewer people go to the pub for a drink because of their financial condition.
Eating out and drinking is not easy these days. Not to mention the second round of drink. I am scared when school friends make a phone call to me. “I am busy.”
4. The issue that the CEO of “Mr. Pizza” punched the security guard came forward as Korean food companies these days continued to cause social problems such as assaults and gender discrimination. There is a harsh public criticism of the inappropriate behavior of chief officials at large Korean companies toward socially disadvantaged people such as drivers and security guards and corporate culture that force married women to quit their jobs.
Food companies such as Monggo Soy Sauce, Mr. Pizza, and Kumbokju cause problems. The only way consumers become bossy is calling for a boycott of the products of these food companies. We should stop eating or drinking their food.