Thursday, February 24, 2011

Overheated Earth update: "Viciously cold" winter only kills 50-80% of North Korean wheat and barley

More North Koreans malnourished as harsh winter leaves country short of food | World news | The Guardian
US aid agencies warn that wheat, barley and potatoes have failed and people are being forced to forage in the wild
A bitter winter and rising prices have created food shortages and alarming levels of malnutrition in North Korea, five US aid agencies have warned.
The US organisations spent a week assessing conditions across three provinces, North Pyongan, South Pyongan and Chagang. Authorities told them a viciously cold winter had killed 50-80% of the wheat and barley planted for spring harvest, as well as potato seedlings.

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