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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 […]

11 million North Koreans suffer from malnutrition: UN report

11 million North Koreans suffer from malnutrition: UN report

Nearly 43 percent of North Korean people (11 million) are suffering a chronic food shortage and ensuing malnutrition, a report by five U.N. agencies showed on Tuesday. It was a 2.6 million increase from 10 years ago, the report said, reflecting the North’s continuing food insecurity. A major culprit behind these calamities is raging climate […]

Buddhist nun Wookwan publishes English cookbook

Buddhist nun Wookwan publishes English cookbook

From a Westerner’s perspective, Jeong Kwan would probably come to mind as the leading authority in temple food, as she featured in the Netflix series “Chef’s Table.” Within Korea, however, Buddhist nun Wookwan is even better known as a temple food guru. She has published two temple food cookbooks, and recently published her third — […]

Western fast food loses glamour as consumption in China matures

Chinese people now prefer green, organic food to western fast food, a change of eating habits believed to be related to rising income and their pursuit for a healthier and better life. Thirty years ago, when KFC opened its first branch in Beijing, Chinese lined up to buy French fries and chicken, and they did […]

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