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Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Busan

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Confirmed in Busan

SEOUL/JEJU ISLAND, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agricultural ministry said Sunday it has confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic avian flu in the southern port city of Busan. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it reached the conclusion after conducting detailed tests on a poultry farm with 6,000 birds. [...]

China Imposes Safeguard Measures against Imported Sugar

China Imposes Safeguard Measures against Imported Sugar

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – China has announced a safeguard measure against imported sugar exceeding the quota for three years, a move that will hurt South Korean exporters, such as CJ Cheiljedang Corp., a leading food manufacturer, a trade promotion agency said Tuesday.  According to the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), China’s Ministry of [...]

Sales of Organic Food Plunge Amid Economic Slump

Sales of Organic Food Plunge Amid Economic Slump

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of organic food products in South Korea have nearly halved in recent years, as the long-term economic slump sees more and more consumers in the country hesitate to open their wallets for eco-friendly and chemical-free produce. What was once fast becoming a popular lifestyle choice on the back [...]

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

CHUNGJU, South Korea, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, is making optimistic progress with its smart farm initiatives.  The city launched the project in 2015 by equipping a laboratory at the local Agricultural Technology Center with ubiquitous information technology (u-IT).  The horticulture lab, used mainly for plant research and production, can monitor [...]