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N. Korea refusing to accept Seoul’s food aid over allies’ joint military drill

N. Korea refusing to accept Seoul’s food aid over allies’ joint military drill

North Korea is refusing to accept food assistance from South Korea, citing Seoul’s planned joint military exercise with the United States, a unification ministry official said Wednesday. The North delivered the message during its working-level talks with the World Food Programme (WFP), through which Seoul intended to deliver the promised 50,000 tons of rice. “It […]

Discussions on sanctions exemptions under way for Seoul’s food aid for N. Korea

Discussions on sanctions exemptions under way for Seoul’s food aid for N. Korea

Discussions are currently underway with the United States to get sanctions exemptions for South Korea’s plan to send food aid to North Korea, a government source here said Thursday. The Seoul government and the World Food Programme (WFP) are trying to secure ships that will be used to transport 50,000 tons of rice to the […]

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

ASEAN Sambal delights fiery food lovers

[Kuala Lumpur]  Many among the estimated 600 million people of the 10 ASEAN countries ‘just love’ to eat everything with ‘sambal’, the fiery hot chili paste. To many, the hotter the sambal the better and more appetizing the hot steaming rice will be. And, of course without the sambal, crushed from any type of the […]

Pakistan: 36.9% of people experience food insecurity

Pakistan: 36.9% of people experience food insecurity

[Islamabad]  The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) says the 36.9 percent of the population experience food insecurity. Alarmingly, among them, the 18.3% face “severe” food insecurity. In its third quarterly report on the state of the economy, released Monday, the SBP noted provincial disparities in terms of food security. Only 63.1% of the country’s households are “food secure”, […]

China, UN sign MOU on global food security amid uncertainties

China, UN sign MOU on global food security amid uncertainties

China on June 20 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the UN World Food Program (WFP) in Zhengzhou, Central China’s Henan Province, a major move to recognize China’s contribution to global food security and show the country’s willingness to share its agricultural experience with more developing countries amid an unstable global situation.   China’s […]

S. Korea completes administrative procedures for planned food aid to N.K.

S. Korea completes administrative procedures for planned food aid to N.K.

South Korea completed administrative procedures necessary to carry out its decision to send 50,000 tons of rice in aid to North Korea via a U.N. agency, the unification ministry said Friday. Last week, the ministry unveiled the food aid plan, saying it will deliver domestically harvested rice to the North through the World Food Programme […]

Unification ministry: N.K.’s food situation remains serious despite reports on rice prices

Unification ministry: N.K.’s food situation remains serious despite reports on rice prices

South Korea believes that food shortages in North Korea remain serious and the country needs outside assistance, despite media reports that rice prices are dropping there, the unification ministry said Wednesday. Some media reports have claimed that rice prices in North Korean markets have been on the decline recently, suggesting that the country might not […]

How are the boxed meals on China’s high-speed trains produced?

How are the boxed meals on China’s high-speed trains produced?

With a complete food safety management system, specific instructions for each dish, and 14 quality control points in the production process, the railway catering center in the Chengdu Passenger Section of China Railway Chengdu Group Co., Ltd. endeavors to ensure strict control over every link of the catering service on board the nation’s high-speed trains. […]

Ministry to survey food delivery industry’s plastic usage

Ministry to survey food delivery industry’s plastic usage

The Ministry of Environment will conduct a survey on plastic use in food delivery service in the first half of the year as a preliminary to regulate on plastic use in the industry, the ministry said, Monday. Currently, there are no regulations on using plastic products for food containers or disposable cutlery when using delivery services […]

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Kimchi festival to spice up Seoul

Six thousand people will be invited to make kimchi in downtown Seoul over the weekend at the fifth Seoul Kimchi Festival. The annual festival will kick off at Seoul Plaza and nearby Mugyo-dong area on Friday through Sunday, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said. People in Korea have traditionally made a large amount of kimchi before […]

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