North Korean Poison Cabbage Experiment
- Year(s) Conducted: Somewhere Between 1986 & 1992
- Nation Involved: North Korea
While it is not exactly certain about a specific time period, we do know that North Korea has experimented on its people for many years. We began discussing it far more thanks to three people. Kwon Hyok & Ahn Myung Chul, two former prison guards in NK. As well as a former prisoner there, Lee Soon-ok. Lee wrote about a lot of the things she saw or personally experienced in her book, Eyes of the Tailless Animals, published in 1999.
One experiment she recalled, which she even discussed in front of the U.S. Senate, involved cabbage. North Korea had been developing poisons to use on its enemies for years but wanted to test its poison food. They decided to round up 50 healthy female prisoners and fed them cabbage leaves. Lee recalls many begging not to have to eat it, but ALL had to. Each woman died after 20 minutes of upchucking blood. This is said to have happened at some point between 1986 & 1992.