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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 [...]

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

Edible Insects Ideal for Post-Op Meals

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent study by Gangnam Severance Hospital doctors revealed that insects, which are typically high in calories and protein, can improve the recovery process for patients undergoing surgical procedures.  The study compared 20 patients who consumed food made of yellow worms, and 14 who were provided with typical hospital [...]