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With automation, Korean dumplings go global in business bet

INCHEON, Korea, Republic Of — Move over pot stickers, here comes another Asian dumpling.

South Korea’s largest food company is making a multimillion-dollar bet on “mandu,” developing its own machines to automate the normally labour-intensive production of the Korean dumpling and building factories around the world.

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials’ proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central Valley.

Gender gap in unpaid labour means women work ‘double shift,’ experts say

Experts say a recent Statistics Canada report on gender disparities in unpaid labour paints a dim yet familiar picture about the burdens women face at home and in the workforce.

The report, published Monday, found that men and women aged 25 to 54 work roughly the same number of hours per day, but a gender gap emerged in the division of unpaid labour, such as housework and caregiving.