South Koreans in Farm U-Turn as Chaebol Era’s Rapid Growth Ends

South Koreans in Farm U-Turn as Chaebol Era’s Rapid Growth Ends

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A combine pours rice into a truck at a field in Gimje, South Korea. Cheaper food imports coupled with increases in production costs have left many crops unprofitable in South Korea, with rice among the hardest hit due to falling demand.