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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 [...]

Taebaek Rapeseed Flower Festival Cancelled After GMO Flowers Found

Taebaek Rapeseed Flower Festival Cancelled After GMO Flowers Found

TAEBAEK, SOUTH KOREA, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – An annual rapeseed flower festival in Taebaek has been cancelled amid fears over flower samples that tested positive for living modified organisms. Festival authorities announced yesterday the cancellation of this year’s local flower festival after discovering genetically modified flowers. Marking its sixth year, Taebaek’s rapeseed flower festival was [...]

Controversy Prevails Despite New GMO Labeling Standards

Controversy Prevails Despite New GMO Labeling Standards

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government has introduced new labelling standards for GMOs in food products that will take effect on February 4, but the measure is not likely to quell criticism that Korea, like the E.U., should implement official guidelines to oblige companies to identify all food products that make [...]

Young Koreans on Unprecedented Challenge: Massive Organic Farming in Brazil

Young Koreans on Unprecedented Challenge: Massive Organic Farming in Brazil

SEOUL, Feb. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The Protecting Korea Project, a Korean NGO established to secure food security for Korea and solve world famine and poverty through organic farming in overseas lands, has been also leading an unprecedentedly massive organic farming project in Brazil. About 30 young Koreans are developing the 119 sq km organic farm [...]