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Food Companies Release Series of Plant-based Meat Products amid Growing Interest in Animal Welfare

Food Companies Release Series of Plant-based Meat Products amid Growing Interest in Animal Welfare

SEOUL, May 8 (Korea Bizwire) — So-called ‘meatless meat’ that is made from plant-based ingredients without animal products is gaining popularity among consumers. Shinsegae Food Inc., the food unit of of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, reported that sales of its ‘No-chicken Nuggets’, released last month, were three times higher than the company’s sales projections. [...]

Keen Interest in Animal Rights Translates into Rising Sales of ‘Animal-Welfare’ Foods

Keen Interest in Animal Rights Translates into Rising Sales of ‘Animal-Welfare’ Foods

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) — There is growing interest in “ethical consumption” — consumer awareness of the importance of environmental, ethical and animal welfare rights — and more and more South Koreans are searching for so called “animal-welfare’ foods in recent days, according to an analysis of sales trends at the nation’s major retailers. [...]

S. Korea to Strengthen Regulations for Better Animal Welfare

S. Korea to Strengthen Regulations for Better Animal Welfare

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it plans to adopt tougher regulations to prevent animal cruelty and to provide animals with a better living environment as part of efforts to improve animal welfare in the country. The set of strenghtened policies, which runs through 2024, will focus on enhancing the public’s [...]

Gov’t to Set 5-year Plan on Animal Welfare

Gov’t to Set 5-year Plan on Animal Welfare

SEOUL, Jul. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Wednesday it is drawing up a five-year plan on improving the welfare of animals in the country, which will focus on adopting tougher regulations against animal cruelty and providing them with a better living environment. Under the 2020-2024 plan which is anticipated to be [...]

NSF International Introduces Global Animal Wellness Standards

NSF International Introduces Global Animal Wellness Standards

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — NSF International, a global public health and safety organization known for food safety and quality, launched new Global Animal Wellness Standards to address the full lifecycle of all key species and establish best practices for how animals are kept, raised and responsibly managed. The standards are the [...]

No More Stress for Pigs and Chickens

No More Stress for Pigs and Chickens

SEOUL, Jul. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — An unconventional section has made its way into the fresh meat category at Hyundai Department Store’s Mokdong branch. The new section only offers “ethical meat produced on healthy farms” certified for having guaranteed proper welfare for the animals. With an increasing number of South Koreans opting to exercise ethical [...]

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The rare occurrence of an earthquake on the Korean peninsula has driven some to reexamine the evacuation procedures in place for pet animals and find them wanting. Under current policy, the government does not allow animals to enter disaster relief shelters. Instead, what it advises is for owners to [...]

Government to Adopt EU Standards for Livestock Density

Government to Adopt EU Standards for Livestock Density

SEOUL, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean agriculture minister has announced plans to shake up the farming industry and move towards more animal-friendly practices including imposing EU standards for livestock density, following an egg contamination scandal that turned the country upside down. At a policy meeting held on Wednesday at the Sejong Government Complex [...]