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S. Korea’s Agricultural Exports Up 7.7 pct to Record High in 2020 amid Pandemic

S. Korea’s Agricultural Exports Up 7.7 pct to Record High in 2020 amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of agricultural and livestock products advanced 7.7 percent on-year in 2020 on the back of growing demand for healthier foodstuffs amid the new coronavirus pandemic, data showed Wednesday. Outbound shipments of such goods reached a record high of US$7.5 billion last year, compared with $7 billion [...]

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

Exports of Kimchi Hit All-time High Through Oct. amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s exports of kimchi reached an all-time high in the first 10 months of 2020, data showed Wednesday, on the back of growing global demand for healthier foodstuffs amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Outbound shipments of kimchi over the January-October period of last year came to US$119 million, [...]

Growing Organic Livestock Market Still a Mystery to Many Consumers

Growing Organic Livestock Market Still a Mystery to Many Consumers

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The growing organic, non-antibiotic livestock industry continues to struggle with low public awareness. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs conducted a study of 203 producers, 85 managers, 13 distributors, and 206 consumers between August and November, among whom only 53 percent of consumers had knowledge about organic, [...]

Jeju Black Cattle Have Better Nutrition and Taste than Japanese Wagyu: Study

Jeju Black Cattle Have Better Nutrition and Taste than Japanese Wagyu: Study

JEJU, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Black cattle have turned out to have superiority in terms of both nutrition and taste compared to other cattle breeds. Jeju National University’s Jeju Black Cattle Research Center said Thursday it had succeeded in proving the nutritional superiority of Jeju Black cattle through a comparison of amino acids [...]

S. Korea’s Exports of Agricultural Goods Up 5 pct Through Aug.

S. Korea’s Exports of Agricultural Goods Up 5 pct Through Aug.

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s outbound shipments of agricultural products rose nearly 5 percent on-year in the first eight months of 2020, data showed Thursday, helped by the rising demand for instant products amid the new coronavirus pandemic. Exports of agricultural goods, which include processed foodstuffs, reached US$4.8 billion in the January-August [...]