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Traditionally Unpopular ‘Ugly’ Agricultural Products Make Way into Market

Traditionally Unpopular ‘Ugly’ Agricultural Products Make Way into Market

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – Value consumers and suppliers interested in the protection of the environment are standing up to oppose the traditional practice of throwing away ‘ugly’ agricultural products that do not fit ‘market standards.’ A separate market for ‘ugly’ produce is growing as more suppliers are delivering ‘ugly fruits and vegetables to [...]

‘Ugly’ Farm Produce Gains Positive Consumer Response

‘Ugly’ Farm Produce Gains Positive Consumer Response

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘ugly’ agricultural products, which are fine in terms of quality but have rather ‘eccentric’ outward features, are gaining popularity among consumers. The Korea Consumer Agency conducted a survey of 2,000 consumers, 60.5 percent of whom had purchased ‘ugly’ agricultural products in the past. Among them, 95.5 percent said [...]

Government Guidelines Help Consumers Distinguish Between Korean and Imported Agricultural Produce

Government Guidelines Help Consumers Distinguish Between Korean and Imported Agricultural Produce

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Agricultural Products Quality Management Service (NAQS) announced on Monday methods of distinguishing the country of origin of agricultural products with Lunar New Year’s Day ahead. Light brown jujubes with fewer wrinkles, chestnuts with thick inner peel, and dried persimmon with rounded tips are all agricultural products from [...]

S. Korea’s Imports of Vietnamese Farm Products Jump 34 pct After 2015 Free Trade Deal

S. Korea’s Imports of Vietnamese Farm Products Jump 34 pct After 2015 Free Trade Deal

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s imports of Vietnamese agricultural and livestock products jumped 34 percent two years after the two nations’ bilateral free trade deal came into force, data showed Sunday. Two-way trade between the two countries has risen since the deal went into effect in December 2015, making Vietnam the fourth-largest [...]

Good Value ‘Ugly Fruits’ Popular Amid Economic Woes

Good Value ‘Ugly Fruits’ Popular Amid Economic Woes

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — As the long-term economic slump continues in South Korea, price-competitive fruits that might not meet conventional beauty standards are proving popular among South Korean consumers. Sales of ‘ugly’ fruits jumped more than fivefold between 2010 and 2016, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced on Thursday after analyzing household accounts [...]