Monthly Archives: June 2012

Notes on Starvation

There is more to a food crisis than shortfalls in aggregate food acquisition. Often times the country has enough food to feed the people, but still end up with starvation within its borders. I outlined in a recent article on … Continue reading

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Review of decision by Congress

On July 10, 1954, President Eisenhower signed into law Public Law 480 – the Agricultural Trade Development Assistance Act. The legislation’s stated purpose was to “lay the basis for a permanent expansion of our exports of agricultural products with lasting … Continue reading

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China’s Unconditional Aid to North Korea

An article on South Korea’s Donga Daily reported on June 24 that it had the figures for China’s annual unconditional aid to North Korea. The Chinese Commerce Ministry and the North Korean government usually discusses the items, volume and timing … Continue reading

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Summary of the food crisis, June 2012

The conditions on the ground in North Korea are rapidly deteriorating with the severe drought hampering farming in key grain basket provinces of Pyongan and Hwanghae since April. There are reports of people starving to death, unable to cope with … Continue reading

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