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To turn Geumsan district into a world renowned ‘City of Ginseng’

According to Yonhap News,

South Chungcheong Province set up an ambitious goal to make Geumsan County, home to Korea ginseng, a world renowned town advertising health benefits & herbal remedies. The governor of the province, who made an official visit to the local farms on Dec. 7 signed and announced a business contract that aims to produce top-selling, premium ginseng to be marketed worldwide, which ultimately helps boost the local economy and further improve reputation as the origin of the herbal supplement.

With its pledge to run international trade shows and a special showcase to publicize the long-lasting agricultural legacy, the province is set to build up a center that ensures the standardized quality of products.

For safer production and supply, the province also came up with a set of administrative requirements to meet. Farmers must give prior notification to the bureau for farming permission. Local authorities will also mandate farmers go through further intensified inspection process to monitor pesticide residues in ginseng products. Additionally, farmers would be recommended to post their real names onto the product label and upgrade packaging.

“With its long history over 1,500 years, we’ve been known as the first ginseng producer in Korea. We’ll keep up efforts to let people around the world learn more of the benefits and to contribute to local economy.”, said the governor.

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Source: Yonhap News (Dec. 17, 2019)

*This article was translated from Korean.

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