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Gov’t Supports Pet Food Made of Insects

Gov’t Supports Pet Food Made of Insects

SEOUL, Jun. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean Rural Development Administration (RDA) revealed yesterday that a firm that produces pet food from edible insects will be entering the domestic animal feed market. The RDA will provide technological support so that the firm can eventually export its products. Ptecticus, the insect to be used as [...]

New Antibody Production Technology Reduces Dependence on Lab Animals

New Antibody Production Technology Reduces Dependence on Lab Animals

SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Korea Bizwire) – Antibodies play an essential role in the viral diagnosis of crops in Korea. The antibodies used are typically derived from blood samples of laboratory animals, such as rabbits and mice infected with a specific virus, once they are naturally produced by the animals’ immune systems. This poses various setbacks. [...]

How Would You Like Centipedes in Your Cosmetics?

How Would You Like Centipedes in Your Cosmetics?

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Sometimes we want to stay blind to what’s in the food, drinks, and other products like cosmetics that we consume or use on a daily basis. And perhaps to shatter some of this illusion, Korea’s Rural Development Administration (RDA) has just succeeded in commercializing cosmetics using an antibiotic substance [...]

Mini Fruits Reign in Era of Single Households

Mini Fruits Reign in Era of Single Households

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Sales of “mini fruits” that are easy to eat and don’t require peeling, such as blueberries and cherries, are increasing among single and two-person households. According to the Rural Development Administration, which surveyed fruit consumption trends in urban households from 2010 to 2014, per capita purchases of blueberries increased by [...]

Korea’s RDA Finds Clue to Increase Reproduction Rates of Cloned Dogs

Korea’s RDA Finds Clue to Increase Reproduction Rates of Cloned Dogs

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean scientists have discovered a way to solve the problem of low reproduction rates of cloned dogs. Unlike cloned cows and pigs, cloned dogs were hard to cultivate with lack of proper cultivation media. On July 13, the Rural Development Administration (RDA) announced that its researchers succeeded in developing canine [...]

Korean Researchers Develop Five-Minute Quality Evaluation for Grass Forages

Korean Researchers Develop Five-Minute Quality Evaluation for Grass Forages

SEOUL, March 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Rural Development Administration (RDA) has developed an incredibly fast and low-cost quality evaluation technology for grass forages using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIS), according to a statement on March 12. The current evaluation process usually takes 3 to 5 days, while it only takes 5 minutes with the newly developed NIS [...]