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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 [...]

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

S. Korea to Welcome 2,597 Foreign Seasonal Workers to Help with Farming

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Ministry of Justice said on Sunday that it will be providing 2,597 foreign seasonal workers to 41 local authorities across the nation. Foreign seasonal workers, holders of C-4 short-term working visas, will be coming to South Korea to work at designated farms for a maximum duration [...]

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

Chuncheon to Hire 100 Foreign Workers to Address Farm Labor Shortage

CHUNCHEON, Dec. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Chuncheon, Gangwon Province has decided to hire more foreign workers to assist farmers during the farming season after receiving satisfactory feedback from farmers who participated in a similar project this year. The program hires temporary foreign workers who, after entering South Korea, are sent to local [...]

PureCircle and North Carolina Farmers Soon Harvest Company’s First Commercial Starleaf™ Stevia Crop Grown in the U.S.

PureCircle and North Carolina Farmers Soon Harvest Company’s First Commercial Starleaf™ Stevia Crop Grown in the U.S.

CHICAGO, Sept. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — PureCircle (LSE: PURE), the world’s leading producer and innovator of stevia sweeteners, and its North Carolina farmer partners are about to harvest the company’s  first commercial-scale crop of Starleaf™ stevia grown in the U.S.  PureCircle’s proprietary Starleaf stevia contains more of the best-tasting stevia sweeteners, such as Reb M, [...]

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

Pesticide Egg Scandal a Blessing in Disguise for Farm Animals

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – In the wake of South Korea’s pesticide egg scandal, popular unrest and indignation has fomented a change in attitudes that may not have been possible in ordinary times. As of the date of this article, none other than the president has spoken out about the need for reform. Reform [...]