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Health Ministry Mulls Celebrity Photo Ban for Liquor Bottles

Health Ministry Mulls Celebrity Photo Ban for Liquor Bottles

SEOUL, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is considering plans to ban liquor manufacturers from using photos of female celebrities to promote their products. The Ministry of Health and Welfare announced on Monday that it will consider amending rules to ban liquor manufacturers from including pictures of female celebrities on liquor bottle labels to [...]

S. Korean Alcohol and Pork Exports to Muslim Countries on the Rise

S. Korean Alcohol and Pork Exports to Muslim Countries on the Rise

SEOUL, Jul. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean soju and pork exports to Muslim countries, where alcohol and pork are normally forbidden, are rising. The Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corporation (aT) reported on Wednesday that last year’s soju exports to Indonesia reached $1.3 million, a 10.1 percent increase from the previous year. Between January [...]

Can Popular Korean Remedy of Chili Powder and Soju Really Cure a Cold?

Can Popular Korean Remedy of Chili Powder and Soju Really Cure a Cold?

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — With the weather cooling down as summer transitions to autumn, the number of Koreans coming down with a cold is on the rise. While some claim that the drop in temperatures creates an environment conducive to the spread of colds, allowing for viruses to multiply, scientists say that cooler [...]

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

More Teenagers Suffering from Alcoholism: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of teenagers suffering from alcoholism has been on the rise, with the total receiving treatment hitting 7,800 over the past five years, data showed Monday. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service data submitted to the National Assembly, teens categorized as alcoholics increased from 2012 [...]

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

Consumption of Makgeolli Declines for Three Consecutive Years

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of Makgeolli, a Korean rice wine, have decreased for three consecutive years after experiencing a boom several years ago. According to a report from the Statistics Korea on October 4, the volume of Makgeolli consumed domestically in the second quarter was 8,8000 ㎘, 3.1 percent down from the [...]