Park Geun Hye Hosts Rice Bread Tasting

kpride, Sept. 1, 2015, 8:17 a.m.

President Park Geun-hye on Tuesday hosted a rice bread tasting for top officials ahead of a regular Cabinet meeting at Cheong Wa Dae in an apparent to move to boost the consumption of rice. "I became a home shopping host," Park said as she spoke with Cabinet officials with smile at the presidential office near a white table full of bread made from rice rather than wheat flour.

Park said rice bread is an example of creativity, noting gluten-free rice bread is a perfect solution for those who have problems digesting the gluten protein in wheat. Park said gluten-free rice bread is good for not only farmers, but also consumers. South Korea is pushing to diversify products that are made from rice, a key staple food for Koreans, amid a decline in rice consumption among South Koreans.

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