* Date : 2017-11-30
The safety industry has grown in significance these days. Along with the frequent occurrence of natural or social disasters and its growing scale, the global society has paid a lot of attention on security. It is usually difficult to have high visibility at construction sites for underground structures or tunnels. Therefore, a location tag can be attached to the safety helmet and it enables a swift response to emergency situations by monitoring the construction sites in real time with a smartphone. Fire accidents can be prevented with 3D CCTV cameras and a life-saving drone can rescue survivors. On Smart Korea, we look into the ongoing development of the safety industry which has implemented cutting-edge technologies to improve public safety.
Kimchi, which is one of the representative Korean food, has recently faced significant changes. Along with an increasing number of single households and the changes in people's eating habits, there has been a growing demand for packaged kimchi. As kimchi is fermented food which contains a high number of lactic acid bacteria, global media has shown a lot of interest in the nutrients and health benefits of kimchi. Along with the strengthened competition in the packaged kimchi market, a lot of companies have improved the tastes and packaging skills and have advanced into overseas markets as well. On Trend and Issue, we explore the recent trends in the domestic kimchi industry and its outlook.