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North Korea urges citizens to eat more swans in new public campaign

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North Korea urges citizens to eat more swans in new public campaign

Food shortages that have gripped North Korea for years may be underlined by a new public awareness campaign that is urging citizens to eat more swans.

The nation’s state-run media has recently started promoting black swan meat as a valuable food source, with one newspaper suggesting it is “delicious and has medicinal value”.

Leader Kim Jong Un has publicly acknowledged that North Korea is in a tense food situation and per Reuters, intelligence from the south reportedly believes he has issued orders calling for every grain of rice to be counted.

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