每日英語跟讀 Ep.874: About SKorea - More ’Korean bananas’ to be harvested this year amid climate change
Jeju Island was long considered the only warm-enough region in Korea for commercial banana farming, but climate change is now turning the mainland into a producer of the tropical fruit.
According to the agricultural technology center in North Chungcheong Province, the number of people investing in banana farming has surged in recent years.
About 99.7 percent of all bananas consumed here are imported, mainly from the Philippines, and most of the rest is produced on Jeju. But with more farmers exploring the field, this soon could change.
South Korean football club fined $81,300 after filling stands with ’sex dolls’ 南韓足球隊在看台上擺放充氣娃娃後被罰款8萬1300美元
South Korean football team FC Seoul has said it has been handed a 100 million KRW（$81,300）fine after being accused of placing sex dolls in its stands to add to the atmosphere during a closed match.
FC Seoul sparked controversy on Sunday during its home match against Gwangju in South Korea’s top football championship, with the club being accused of using sex dolls to fill its stands.
Fans criticized the club online and said it had blown the chance to show off the K League to an international audience.
"FC Seoul messed it up making the league look salacious," wrote one. "It’s really ugly and dirty."
However others said the whole incident had been blown out of proportion.
"Those who don’t even watch football normally are turning this into a thing," wrote another fan.
Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1379287; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1379517