Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #2

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #2

A sign at China airline VIP lounge in Taiwan on the day we flew back.

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Several years ago when I was in Taipei, Taiwan, I witnessed a demonstration on the street. I asked my friend what was going on. My friend told me that they wanted to stop importing beef from U.S. “Why?” I asked. “People said that cows in U.S. had gone through some process (DNA alternation?) so their meat would be leaner,” they said. I shrugged. “We eat beef often,” I said.

Last Nov. , this sign caught my eyes.

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About Helen C

A retired computer programmer who loves writing and photographing, and has managed to publish a YA novel "Jin-Ling’s Two Left".
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22 Responses to Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week #2

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Now this is an odd ball. Wonderful story and capture Helen. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. sunsetdragon says:

    Great post and photo.

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  3. carol1945 says:

    A fascinating window into how others see us. I particularly enjoy photos of signs, and this one takes the cake (beef).

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Helen, nice sign! I like take photo of signs too.

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  5. Amy says:

    Interesting…. they don’t eat US beef anymore?

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  6. treerabold says:

    Interesting to me that it was in the VIP lounge. I’m not sure why…it just seems they want to make sure the wealthy know they are getting non-american beef.
    Great oddity Helen!

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    • Helen C says:

      Tree, I think they call it VIP lounge, if I remember right. Delta calls it sky club, I think. We usually don’t spend that money, but the flight schedule was so bad (had to wait 6 hours) so we did on that trip.
      I went to a steak house, which was full of people. No one asked where did the beef come from… Helen

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  7. loisajay says:

    I really enjoyed the story behind the photo, Helen. Odd but very interesting.

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  8. Sue says:

    Weird- didn’t know that about US beef. Might just have to google it. I would think its not with all beef? And I’m sure it’s because Americans want “lean” cuts. Very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Definitely odd, Helen. Good find.

    janet

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  10. I guess they thought they were helping the people who didn’t want to eat it. I have a friend that will not eat any beef, pork or chicken because she feels they have been genetically modified. It’s a subject that brings many conversations. Your photo – Odd. 😳 But, it fits the category. 😄

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