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S. Korea Joins Food Assistance Convention for Overseas Aid

S. Korea Joins Food Assistance Convention for Overseas Aid

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea has become a member of the Food Assistance Convention (FAC) to provide humanitarian food aid to developing nations, the agriculture ministry said Thursday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said its application to the international body for food assistance was approved by member nations on [...]

South Korea Aims to Join Food Assistance Convention, Donate 50,000 Tons of Rice

South Korea Aims to Join Food Assistance Convention, Donate 50,000 Tons of Rice

SEJONG, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea plans to give rice to developing nations after it joins an international food assistance convention as part of its ambition to stabilize the local rice supply and help the needy around the world, the farm ministry said Wednesday. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs said it is preparing steps [...]

Per Capita Rice Consumption Forecast to Hit Fresh Low in 2017

Per Capita Rice Consumption Forecast to Hit Fresh Low in 2017

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s per capita rice consumption is forecast to hit a new low in 2017 due to people’s changing eating habits, a report showed Monday.  The average annual consumption of rice per person is likely to reach 59.6 kilograms this year, compared with 61.9 kg a year earlier, according [...]

S. Korea’s Per-Person Rice Consumption Hits Fresh Low in 2016

S. Korea’s Per-Person Rice Consumption Hits Fresh Low in 2016

SEJONG, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Per capita rice consumption in South Korea hit a fresh record low last year amid rapid changes in eating habits, government data showed Tuesday.  The average annual consumption of rice per person fell to 61.9 kilograms last year, down 1.6 percent from the previous year’s 62.9 kg, according to [...]

Could Functional Rice Ease Korea’s Plummeting Rice Consumption?

Could Functional Rice Ease Korea’s Plummeting Rice Consumption?

MUAN, South Korea, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Rice consumption in Korea is at all-time low, mainly driven by changing appetite, with the annual per-capita rice consumption dropping from 128.1kg in 1985 to 62.9kg in 2015.  In a struggle against declining consumption, “functional rice” breeds are being introduced, highlighting features like weight loss, diabetes prevention, [...]