Food shortage worsens in N. Korea

According to Yonhap:

North Korea’s food shortage is expected to further worsen this year, as the communist state’s grain output in 2009 is believed to have fallen from the previous year, a government official in Seoul said Wednesday.

The North is estimated to have produced 4.1 million tons of grain last year, a drop of about 200,000 tons compared to 2008, the Unification Ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

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Food shortage worsens in N. Korea: official


One Response to “Food shortage worsens in N. Korea”

  1. The drop in grain output combined with the skyrocketing prices could very potentially result in a catastrophe. I would not be surprised if very soon news about a big famine in North Korea makes it to the headlines all around the world!