Bush administration will provide 500,000 metric tons of food to North Korea, here is the article. The year before, U.S. donated 100,000 tons of food. The administration emphasizes this food aid program is not related to the nuke negotiation, but to the starving people.
Also, South Korea has begun to send 200,000 tons of fertilizers. U.S. and South Korea are concerned about North Korea people, not the fat man, Kim Jong-il.
Kang Chol Hwan, a North Korean defector, the author of "The Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag." This book is on the list of Bush's reading in summer. Bush and Dick Cheney had talked with Mr. Kang. It seems there is a chance of democracy developting in North Korea.