The news is an escaped North Korean defector reveals cannibalism is common in starving state. I actually would put a warning on reading the article because the mental images it creates are disturbing to say the least. Considering that their "socialist" government stopped supplying food and other necessities to those outside Pyongyang two decades ago it isn't surprising. Even the NK army isn't well fed at this point, though they're much better off than many others.
If you aren't familiar with the dire need of people trapped in North Korea consider watching documentaries made about them, often with the help of defectors or people who secretly tape medical missions to the area. Netflix has quite a few.