North Korean workers prepare seafood for US stores, restaurants - WOWK 13 Charleston, Huntington WV News, Weather, Sports

North Korean workers prepare seafood for US stores, restaurants

Posted: Updated:

By TIM SULLIVAN, HYUNG-JIN KIM AND MARTHA MENDOZA
AP Writers
    
HUNCHUN, China (AP) - An Associated Press investigation has found North Korean workers are processing seafood in Chinese factories. Their salmon fillets and squid rings end up in American supermarkets and restaurants, as well as in Canada and Europe.
    
This means Americans buying salmon for dinner at Walmart or ALDI may have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program.
    
The North Korean workers are paid a fraction of their salaries, while the rest - as much as 70 percent - is taken by their government.
    
Every Western company involved that responded to AP's requests for comment said forced labor and potentially supporting North Korea's weapons program was unacceptable in their supply chains; many said they were going to investigate or had already cut ties.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • GovernmentMore>>

  • Whiskey Barrel Company Bringing More than 100 Jobs to West Virginia

    Whiskey Barrel Company Bringing More than 100 Jobs to West Virginia

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:44:03 GMT

    The Great Barrel Company is coming to West Virginia and it will bring more than 140 to 150 new jobs.

    The Great Barrel Company is coming to West Virginia and it will bring more than 140 to 150 new jobs.

  • President Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    President Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:09 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:09:48 GMT

    If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

    If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more affordable.

  • Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

    Kentucky taking applications for roles in hemp program

    Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

    Kentucky agriculture officials say the application period has opened for people wanting to participate next year in the state's hemp research pilot program.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Deputies searching for Martin County's "Most Wanted"

    Deputies searching for Martin County's "Most Wanted"

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-10-19 19:02:42 GMT
    MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. According to deputies, Toni Kerr is wanted for the following charges: Bail Jumping, 1st Degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 1st Degree Kerr is a repeated felony offender. If you have any information regarding Kerr's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Martin County ...
    MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) - Deputies with the Martin County Sheriff's Office are asking for the public's help in locating a wanted fugitive. According to deputies, Toni Kerr is wanted for the following charges: Bail Jumping, 1st Degree Manufacturing Methamphetamine, 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), 1st Degree Kerr is a repeated felony offender. If you have any information regarding Kerr's whereabouts, you're asked to contact the Martin County ...
  • 84 children found, 120 traffickers captured in sex trafficking takedown

    84 children found, 120 traffickers captured in sex trafficking takedown

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:29:34 GMT
    WANEWANE
    FORT WAYNE, IN (WANE) - A nationwide crackdown on underage human trafficking by federal agents recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, according to a release from the FBI. Operation Cross Country XI, a joint effort by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was held Oct. 12-15. In Indiana, agents identified or arrested “several” alleged traffickers in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. “Although we did not reco...
    FORT WAYNE, IN (WANE) - A nationwide crackdown on underage human trafficking by federal agents recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, according to a release from the FBI. Operation Cross Country XI, a joint effort by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was held Oct. 12-15. In Indiana, agents identified or arrested “several” alleged traffickers in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend. “Although we did not reco...
  • Want to See Uranus? Tonight Is the Night!

    Want to See Uranus? Tonight Is the Night!

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:13:33 GMT

    You read that right, Uranus will be visible to the naked eye. Get a good giggle in, but if you look up in the night sky tonight, you’ll be able to see the planet according to NASA. 

    You read that right, Uranus will be visible to the naked eye. Get a good giggle in, but if you look up in the night sky tonight, you’ll be able to see the planet according to NASA. 

Powered by Frankly