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North Korea may face food crisis
from cold weather

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22 May 08 - Unseasonably low temperatures are seriously affecting crop growth in North Korea, the country's official news agency said Wednesday.

North Korea's average high temperature in May has been about 5.4 F lower than in previous years, with temperatures in northern parts of the nation dipping below the freezing point. 

"The disastrous weather which happened in the important farming period delayed farming processes including rice transplantation 10 to 15 days in general," said an official at the Central Meteorological Institute.

"The abnormal weather has seriously affected the growth of maize crops on a vast acreage of fields, cultivation of rice seedlings and the striking of roots of rice seedlings in the west coastal areas, the granary," it said.

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