Seems to be a food theme running through things today. Maybe I am just hungry at the moment.

As you can see from here, the imported Kimchi health scare from last year does not seem to have stemmed the flow of imports from China.

The nation’s kimchi imports have hit a new high, with imports higher than exports for the first time.

The Korea Customs Service and the Agriculture Ministry said Monday that, from January to October, kimchi imports from China reached 73 million dollars, up 67 percent from the same period last year. By volume, the imports registered 147-thousand tons, up 54 percent.

I am sure there will be another “buy homemade Kimchi” campaign before long.

I doubt they will make any headway though with China being so much cheaper. It would be a shame if all the commerical Kimchi production moved to China.

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