기사 (289건)

Korea is a relatively small country, with very limited land for farming. All the food we eat originates from soil of the land. On calculating how much surface area of the land has to be secured for feeding ourselves, you would be surprised to find that we are living in too tiny country. Only the reason we have not fallen into chaos from scarcity of foods is that we are largely importing them from abroad. The quantity of crop import is especially huge for wheat and corn. We usually consume wheat directly in the form of bread or noodle. In the case of corn, we use most of them to feed animal to obtain meat to eat. Korea doesn't have plenty of sources for energy. Most of all, it doesn't have any significant reserve of oil, which is the most required energy source nowadays. Sustaining extremely complicated social system requires large input of energy. As Korea is getting into developed country, consumption of energy per person is rapidly increasing. We heavily rely on import more than ever to keep the supply of the energy needed to sustain our system. Korea doesn't have enough water supplies. Not many of us realize the fact that the only one water-poor nation around Asia is Korea. All other water-poor nations are concentrated in the Middle East. We tend to misjudge ourselves of having plenty of water, because of false impression during rainy monsoon season in summer. Because of this misunderstanding, average water usage per person in Korea is at the top ranking in the world, and keeps increasing.

REVIEW | Professor Dong Gon Park | 2009-03-04 14:21