Entre 1995 y 1997 hubo una hambruna tan severa en Corea del Norte, que numerosas personas exhumaron cuerpos de personas recientemente fallecidas para comerlos.
Doug Struck. "Opening a Window on North Korea's Horrors: Defectors Haunted by Guilt Over the Loved Ones Left Behind". The Washington Post Foreign Service. 4 de octubre de 2003, Pág. A01 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A41966-2003Oct3?language=printer "I can't condemn cannibalism. Not that I wanted to eat human meat, but we were so hungry. It was common that people went to a fresh grave and dug up a body to eat meat. I witnessed a woman being questioned for cannibalism. She said it tasted good."