South Korea

In the News (South Korea): [Viewpoint] Giving the North rice may be wise

In the News (South Korea): [Viewpoint] Giving the North rice may be wise

Domestic farming groups, sitting on stockpiles of surplus rice, turned hopeful on the news that North Korea was requesting rice aid from South Korea. By the end of October, South Korea’s rice reserves would have reached 1.49 million tons, double the amount recommended by the […]

In the News (South Korea): [Letters] Free trade is not always beneficial

In the News (South Korea): [Letters] Free trade is not always beneficial

Free trade is not always beneficial Korea’s middle class is in danger. Each round of new statistics reports more Koreans falling into the lower classes. With unemployment on a persistent rise, households are struggling to get by. At the same time, the country’s conglomerates are […]

In the News (South Korea): A growing obsession with ‘drunken rice’

In the News (South Korea): A growing obsession with ‘drunken rice’

A dozen Korean ladies outfitted in pink aprons roll up their sleeves and sterilize their hands with cloths soaked in soju liquor. Then they spend 10 minutes hand-blending steamed sticky rice, yeast dissolved in water and azalea petals, before pouring the mixture into plastic containers. […]

In the News: Korea Declared Safe for Mad Cow Disease

In the News: Korea Declared Safe for Mad Cow Disease

Korea was internationally recognized as a “controlled risk” country for bovine spongiform encephalopathy or mad cow disease by the world organization for animal health (OIE). Korea is now in the same level as 33 other countries in the world such as Japan, the United Kingdom […]

In the News: S.Korea launches world kimchi research centre

In the News: S.Korea launches world kimchi research centre

SEOUL — South Korea Wednesday opened a kimchi research centre to raise global demand for its iconic dish and for the country’s cuisine in general. The agriculture ministry said the world kimchi laboratory, sited at the Korea Food Research Institute in Bundang south of Seoul, […]



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