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N. Gyeongsang Province to Kick Off ‘Healing-Work’ Program

N. Gyeongsang Province to Kick Off ‘Healing-Work’ Program

ANDONG, March 26 (Korea Bizwire) — North Gyeongsang Province plans to launch a ‘Healing-Work’ program that enables people to enjoy healing while working at agricultural villages. With the outbreak of the coronavirus bringing about a new era of non-face-to-face life, this program aims to attract more firms to agricultural areas with low population density, as [...]

Nearly 70 pct of Foreign Farming and Fishing Workers Live in Temporary Structures

Nearly 70 pct of Foreign Farming and Fishing Workers Live in Temporary Structures

SEOUL, Jan. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 70 percent of foreigners working in the country’s agricultural and fishing industries live in greenhouses and other temporary structures, the labor ministry said Wednesday, citing a recent survey. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, 69.6 percent of foreign workers who participated in the survey said they [...]

Dozens of Asiatic Black Bears Found in Cages at Illegal Breeding Farm

Dozens of Asiatic Black Bears Found in Cages at Illegal Breeding Farm

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — About 100 Asiatic black bears, a species in danger of extinction, were found confined to cages for illegal breeding and killed for meat. Although Asiatic black bears are a species which requires special care for protection, some farms are engaged in illegal breeding and serving them for human consumption. [...]

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

Mini Watermelons Coming Soon to S. Korean Supermarkets

SACHEON, June 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Miniature-sized watermelons grown from suspended pots will soon be made available for South Korean consumers. Gyeongnam Sacheon Agricultural Development & Technology Center will begin selling fun-size watermelons grown via nutriculture through stores of the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation, better known as Nonghyup, in the southeastern city of Sacheon. These [...]

Animal Agencies Call for Action as Gov’t Continues to Condone Bear Bile Farming

Animal Agencies Call for Action as Gov’t Continues to Condone Bear Bile Farming

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Government action is being called for as hundreds of bears raised on farms for bile harvesting are living under extremely poor conditions. The Korea Animal Welfare Association (KAWA) and Project Moon Bear, at a joint press conference held in Seoul on Wednesday, reported that there are currently 479 bears [...]

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

Insects Including Meal Beetle and Silkworm Now Classified as Livestock

SEJONG, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Some insects will be classified as “livestock” and farms that raise such insects will be able to receive various benefits for breeding them. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said Wednesday that it has revised the enforcement regulation of the livestock law to recognize insects as livestock [...]