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North Korea: Potato propaganda is back… but what does it mean?

Potatoes were the star of North Korean food propaganda in the 1990s when the country faced a severe famine. As the economic situation improved, the humble spud retreated from North Korean media.

The root vegetable is now making a comeback. State media has prominently featured the potato in movies, news reports and culinary shows.

BBC Monitoring’s Pratik Jakhar explains what it may mean.

Video produced by Suniti Singh

Published
12 hours ago

Section
BBC News
Subsection
Asia

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