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News Briefing in September

News Briefing in September




A brief summary of media coverage on the Korea National Food Cluster’s key events and issues in the food industry

[Contribution] Rice turning to a high-value-added product

Hwang In-sik, Director of the Korea National Food Cluster Support Center, expressed in a contribution to a food journal his aspiration to develop rice, the nation’s most important crop, as a high-value-added product. The Korea National Food Cluster offers multifaceted support to resident companies developing new technology using rice. As an example, a resident company Neo Cremar succeeded in decompose rice to make oligosaccharide with support from the cluster’s three R&D centers. In August last year, this product was selected for a project and exported to many countries in the world including Europe and China.

Interview with Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Mr. Kim Yung-rok

Mr. Kim Yun-rok, Minister for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries appointed in July, expressed his ambition to develop the food and hospitality industries as future value industries in an interview with a media outlet. He mentioned increasing support for the Korea National Food Cluster as a way to strengthen the competitiveness of the food industry. He also took the Youth Startup Lab at the Korea National Food Cluster as an example of the food industry’s contribution to job creation for young and adult people.

Iksan Mayor Mr. Jung Heon-yool attends a ground-breaking ceremony at the Korea National Food Cluster

Mr. Jung Heon-yool, Mayor of Iksan City, visited the Korea National Food Cluster. There he met with one of the first settlers in the cluster to encourage them and listen to their voice about difficulties in their business. The mayor promised that the city government will spare no efforts to support them with distinctive technology and business incentives.

North Jeolla Province builds a system to supply local agricultural products to the Korea National Food Cluster

North Jeolla Province officials discussed how to run matching services to ensure stable supply of the province’s high-quality agricultural products to resident companies in the Korea National Food Cluster. This is considered mutually beneficial to both parties, as businesses can save on sourcing ingredients and farmhouses can find stable routes to sell their products.

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