Half of North Koreans undernourished, U.N. investigator says

Asia Pacific Oct 23, 2019

Half of North Koreans undernourished, U.N. investigator says

Food insecurity in North Korea "is at an alarming level," with nearly half the population — 11 million people — undernourished, the U.N. independent investigator on human rights in the country said Tuesday. Tomas Ojea Quintana told the General Assembly's human rights committee that 140,000 ...

Japan food producers eye disaster preparation market

National Oct 15, 2019

Japan food producers eye disaster preparation market

In a country where natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons are commonplace, food producers are increasingly calling on consumers to keep an emergency stockpile containing products that they regularly eat. These companies are promoting the idea that each household should keep a rolling stockpile ...

North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world

Asia Pacific Oct 13, 2019

North Korea may be hiding hog apocalypse from the world

By official accounts, the pig contagion wreaking havoc across Eastern Asia has virtually skipped over North Korea, with a single outbreak reported there in May. But wayward feral pigs have stoked concern that Kim Jong Un's reclusive state is hiding an African swine fever ...