North Korea may be encouraging farmers to grow hemp for drone fuel

May 3, 2017 |

In North Korea, Radio Free Asia is reporting that the government is pushing farmers to grow hemp instead of soybeans not to produce cooking oil as claimed but instead to produce biofuel to power drones. The country relies entirely on fuel imports from China and has recently been exposed to spiking prices in light of a possible fuel embargo as tensions between the two countries increase. Hemp has been grown for cooking fuel in the country since the 1980s.

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