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S. Korea to Release Vegetable, Salt Reserves amid Price Hikes

S. Korea to Release Vegetable, Salt Reserves amid Price Hikes

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea plans to release its stockpile of vegetables and salt to cope with the lingering inflation for the annual kimchi-making period ahead of winter, the government said Friday. Under the plan, South Korea will release 5,000 tons of garlic, 1.4 tons of peppers and 3.6 tons of onions [...]

Why S. Korean Governors are Selling Vegetables on Social Media

Why S. Korean Governors are Selling Vegetables on Social Media

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — While businesses across South Korea are struggling to survive the fallout from the new coronavirus, which has affected more than 8,000 here, provincial governors have come up with creative ideas to help local farmers. Gov. Choi Moon-soon, who calls himself the “governor who sells potatoes” on his Twitter profile, [...]

Gov’t Forms Committee to Deal with Oversupply of Vegetables

Gov’t Forms Committee to Deal with Oversupply of Vegetables

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs established the Vegetable Industry Development Planning Committee on Tuesday to prevent an oversupply of vegetables as an increasing number of single-person households are purchasing fewer vegetables at the market. “An oversupply of vegetables is becoming more severe as single-person or double-income [...]

Provincial Gov’t Develops Master Plan for Cultivating Subtropical Plants

Provincial Gov’t Develops Master Plan for Cultivating Subtropical Plants

CHEONGJU, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Technological work has begun to develop 17 types of functional subtropical vegetables and 11 types of fruit trees, including chayote, papaya, apple mango and noni, suitable for growing in North Chungcheong Province. Chungcheongbuk-do Agricultural Research and Extension Services announced on Wednesday that it has established a master plan to [...]

Korean Researchers Find Innovative Uses for Agricultural By-Products

Korean Researchers Find Innovative Uses for Agricultural By-Products

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – Recycling agricultural by-products, especially the peel of fruits and vegetables, is becoming extremely popular in Korea, allowing farms and businesses to make better use of the nutritious benefits of this type of waste, while saving on disposal costs.  Jeollanamdo Agricultural Research & Extension Services recently transferred its latest technology [...]

Rising Number of Single-Person Households Affects Agriculture Market

Rising Number of Single-Person Households Affects Agriculture Market

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of single-person households is rising rapidly across Korea. In fact, more than 24 percent of homes in Seoul are made up of just one person, with the rate expected to reach 30 percent in 2035. This phenomenon is also affecting the agriculture market.  ‘The more the better’ [...]

Men Turning into Herbivores? Sales of Fruits and Vegetables Soar

Men Turning into Herbivores? Sales of Fruits and Vegetables Soar

SEOUL, Aug. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent statistics show that men are buying more fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods. As cooking programs are gaining popularity, the number of men who are literally herbivores has increased. According to 11th Street, an online shopping portal (www.11st.co.kr), the portion of men who bought vegetables this year [...]