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A Kimchi Shortage Is Hitting South Korea

South Korea is facing a culinary disaster this fall: Extreme weather has wiped out huge swaths of cabbage.And the country is looking at a massive shortage right before the annual kimchi-making period.An abnormally long rainy season and three typhoons damaged the cabbage crop, causing prices to quadruple.The South Korean government has even stepped in to deal with the situation.Officials in Seoul created a "kimchi bailout program," covering 30% of the cost of about 300,000 heads of cabbage.The bailout is intended to help ease prices for city shoppers while supporting rural farmers.Federal leaders also cut tariffs on imports from China so that Chinese cabbage could fill some of the demand

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