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Beef Bribery: Agriculture and Livestock Industry in State of Emergency

Beef Bribery: Agriculture and Livestock Industry in State of Emergency

SEJONG, August 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Agriculture and livestock industry businesses are increasingly nervous as the so-called ‘Kim Young-ran Law’, a law prohibiting illegal solicitation and bribery, will soon come into effect. The tension is derived from concerns that the consumption of agricultural, animal and marine products will drop because criminal penalties could imposed on [...]

Climate Change Drives Korea to Develop Jicama As Alternative Plant

Climate Change Drives Korea to Develop Jicama As Alternative Plant

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Global warming and climate change have not just resulted in the world-wide rush to develop alternative energy or eco-friendly vehicles.  The seemingly inescapable phenomenon has impacted on a huge chunk of arable lands across the globe. Climate change can affect both crop yield and the land area suitable for [...]

Growing global population, fewer resources threaten future food security

Growing global population, fewer resources threaten future food security

WASHINGTON, D.C., Mar 27, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – Today, 1 in 6 Americans is hungry. Yet the current food insecurity problem pales in comparison to the challenges of the future. The ability to feed a rapidly growing world population was a focal point of educational programs held in Washington, D.C., this week in conjunction with [...]