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Controversy Erupts over Low-grade Food Provided to Military Working Dogs

Controversy Erupts over Low-grade Food Provided to Military Working Dogs

SEOUL, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Koreans are up in arms over the news that military working dogs are being fed low-grade food, after military working dog Dalgwan became a national hero for finding Cho Eunnuri, 14, who went missing in Cheongju. Rep. Kim Jong-dae of the minor opposition Justice Party asked the Minister [...]

Social Consultative Body Formed to Discuss Mandatory GMO Labeling

Social Consultative Body Formed to Discuss Mandatory GMO Labeling

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety and the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Center have formed a social consultative body to have a social debate on how to improve genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling and draw a social consensus on the matter. A representative of ADR Center, Kang Young-jin, was [...]

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

Rural Development Agency to Halt Commercialization of Genetically Modified Crops

JEONJU, Sept. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Agency (RDA) released a statement on September 1 declaring its decision to halt its efforts to foster a market for genetically modified crops (GMC). The Agency came to the decision after carrying out a months-long exchange with regional civic groups that had opposed the RDA’s plans [...]

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

Christian Groups Fiercely Oppose Halal Meat Production Facility

BUYEO CITY, Aug. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Government approval for a slaughterhouse in the Muslim religious tradition of “halal” has seen local Christian groups up in arms in Buyeo City of South Chungcheong Province. According to the Buyeo City Office, the district’s association of Christian denominations has over the past few weeks voiced its opposition to the [...]

Market for Senior-Friendly Food Is Growing Fast Amid Aging Population

Market for Senior-Friendly Food Is Growing Fast Amid Aging Population

SEOUL, April 7 (Korea Bizwire) – With South Korea’s population aging expected to accelerate, the market for food targeting senior consumers is also growing, according to a recent government report. A 2015 food market analysis report by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and Korea agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT), showed [...]

South Koreans Top Consumers of Seafood: FAO Report

South Koreans Top Consumers of Seafood: FAO Report

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Koreans were found to be the top seafood consumers among 24 countries with high demand for the products, a report showed Monday.  Statistics contained in “The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture” from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) showed that South Koreans consumed an average 58.4 kilograms [...]