Volunteers take part in a kimchi making festival in Seoul in 2018. File photo: AFP Volunteers take part in a kimchi making festival in Seoul in 2018. File photo: AFP
Volunteers take part in a kimchi making festival in Seoul in 2018. File photo: AFP

South Korea’s kimchi disaster: extreme weather wipes out cabbage fields and prices soar

  • Longest-ever rainy season, three big typhoons damage cabbage crops and disrupt supplies
  • Food companies try to meet demand for South Korea’s favourite pungent dish

Topic |   South Korea
Volunteers take part in a kimchi making festival in Seoul in 2018. File photo: AFP Volunteers take part in a kimchi making festival in Seoul in 2018. File photo: AFP
Volunteers take part in a kimchi making festival in Seoul in 2018. File photo: AFP
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