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Egg Certification Initiative Lacks Sufficient Publicity

Egg Certification Initiative Lacks Sufficient Publicity

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — According to a new survey, many consumers have heard of the “certified” eggs that follow guidelines of welfare practices for livestock, but most do not know of the policy or its mark. The certification system operated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs identifies farms that create [...]

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 [...]

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

Chungju’s Smart Farming Technologies Bear Fruitful Results

CHUNGJU, South Korea, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, is making optimistic progress with its smart farm initiatives.  The city launched the project in 2015 by equipping a laboratory at the local Agricultural Technology Center with ubiquitous information technology (u-IT).  The horticulture lab, used mainly for plant research and production, can monitor [...]

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

Gyeonggi Province to Designate “Happy Livestock Farms” to Promote Animal Welfare

SUWON, South Korea, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Gyeonggi Province announced Wednesday that its ordinance on “Happy Livestock Farms” will take effect on July 1, allowing the local government to certify farms that breed animals in a more pleasant environment.  The ordinance was mandated mainly to promote animal welfare in order to prevent diseases, and [...]

Livestock, Agricultural Production Plummet with Anti-Corruption Law

Livestock, Agricultural Production Plummet with Anti-Corruption Law

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report from the Korea Rural Economic Institute estimated that South Korea’s anti-corruption law will cause a drop in agricultural and livestock production of over 300 billion won ($263.76 million) this year, as the legislation forbids millions of journalists, public officials and educators from receiving gifts worth more [...]

Korea Exports Genetic Resources for Dairy Cattle to East Africa

Korea Exports Genetic Resources for Dairy Cattle to East Africa

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has exported genetic resources for dairy cattle to the East Africa region for the third consecutive year in 2016, the agriculture ministry said Friday.  This year’s exports went to Uganda on request from livestock farms in the African country, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs [...]

Beef Bribery: Agriculture and Livestock Industry in State of Emergency

Beef Bribery: Agriculture and Livestock Industry in State of Emergency

SEJONG, August 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Agriculture and livestock industry businesses are increasingly nervous as the so-called ‘Kim Young-ran Law’, a law prohibiting illegal solicitation and bribery, will soon come into effect. The tension is derived from concerns that the consumption of agricultural, animal and marine products will drop because criminal penalties could imposed on [...]

Local Farmers Demand Withdrawal of Factory Farms

Local Farmers Demand Withdrawal of Factory Farms

JINCHEON, Korea, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Frustration against the factory farms of large-sized livestock raising and distribution companies is growing among local farmers following the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. According to officials from Jeungpyeong and Jincheon counties in North Chucheong Province, local farmers are asking for the withdrawal of factory farms run by large companies, as [...]