FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, a North Korean women works in a field in North Phyongan Province, North Korea. North Korea increased its staple foods production for t

 

              FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, a North Korean women works in a field in North Phyongan Province, North Korea. North Korea increased its staple foods production for t
FILE - In this Thursday, June 14, 2012 file photo, a North Korean women works in a field in North Phyongan Province, North Korea. North Korea increased its staple foods production for the second year in a row but its citizens are still suffering from a serious lack of key proteins and fats in their diets, a U.N. report said Monday, Nov. 12, 2012. A U.N. team visited all nine agricultural provinces of the communist state in September and October during the main cereal harvest and estimated that even with the increase - a 10 percent improvement over last year - North Korea will need to import 507,000 metric tons of cereals to meet its basic food needs. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder, File)