Famine Fears as N.Korea Orders People to Conserve Food

The North Korean regime has ordered people to conserve food as fears of a famine in the isolated country grow.

The regime has apparently been unable to hand out food rations in Pyongyang since April, and people are said to be starving even in the capital.

According to the summary of a lecture for the Socialist Women’s Union of Korea delivered in the second quarter of this year, members “must wage a strong struggle for food conservation” and “thoroughly stamp out the waste of food by going on an eating spree in the name of various causes or gaudy ceremonial rituals that do not fit the socialist way of life.”

The regime also advised Pyongyang residents to cut rice consumption by diversifying their diets to noodles, bread and pan-fried food as well as wild greens.

It also warned against “anti-socialist” practices such as making moonshine from rice and selling it on the black market.

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