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SKorea’s new 7-language food safety site boosts food cluster

South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is now hosting a new website in multiple languages, a move that certainly supports the government’s new National Food Cluster. The National Food Cluster – more than 150 food and food research and development units – is coming out of the ground near Iskan in southwestern Korea…. Continue Reading

Seoul Dairy is All About Keeping Trust of South Korean Mothers

Because so many Asian consumers look to them for food safety cues, the influence of South Korean mothers is hard to overestimate. Just ask Wan Sik Kim, managing director of the food safety center at Seoul-based Maeil Dairies. He’ll tell you that no force in the country, not government regulators nor the competition, has more… Continue Reading

Jang: ‘The Very Definition of Korean Culture’

We are sitting in one of the thematic conference rooms at the Sempio Foods Company research and development (R&D) center in Osong, south of Seoul, South Korea. Byung-serk Hurh, Sempio’s research director, is drawing a large cooking vessel on a white board as he tries to explain how Jang is made. In one wing of… Continue Reading

South Korea Building National Food Cluster Around New Food Safety Center

Two hours south of Seoul by comfortable and quiet train ride is Iksan City, where the Korea National Food Cluster is being built just east of town. JD Kim, assistant manager for the investment promotion team of the agency for the project also known as “Foodpolis,” stays busy running tours back and forth between the… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Food as Medicine

Writing this week from Seoul, South Korea, where I’ve been the guest of the Korea National Food Cluster known as Foodpolis, the government-sponsored food industrial complex being built east of Iksan. My visit to South Korea actually began with a conversation with Dr. Won Song at Michigan State University about what I might expect, especially… Continue Reading