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Mar27

Bitter harvest from a noble cause

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Bob's blog

 Bitter harvest from a noble cause Distinguished agricultural scientist Robert Zeigler reflects on the Green Revolution led by Norman Borlaug. He fears that anti-technology zealots may steal the food from the mouths of future generations.

Mar21

Water as we know it

Written by // Paula Bianca Ferrer Categories // Communicating rice science

Water as we know it As we celebrate World Water Day, let's reflect on what it means to live in a world that's 70% water.

Nov24

Golden Rice: using agricultural biotechnology for nutrition

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Golden Rice: using agricultural biotechnology for nutrition This week the Philippines celebrates National Biotechnology Week to recognize the role of biotechnology in farm productivity and its potential to make rice more nutritious.

Nov15

Typhoon impact on the global rice market

Written by // Dr. Sam Mohanty Categories // Sam's rice price and market blog

Typhoon impact on the global rice market The recent weather events in India and the Philippines are unlikely to have a significant impact on the global rice market.

Oct10

Seeing clearly: Golden Rice and climate science

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Golden Rice blog, Bob's blog

Seeing clearly: Golden Rice and climate science On World Sight Day, IRRI's Robert Zeigler reflects on what we can all do to help improve eyesight and support research to improve people’s vision.

Mar27

A senseless fight

Categories // Golden Rice blog

A senseless fight Combatants on both sides of the food wars are fighting for the same ends.

Mar19

Writing about science is hard

Written by // S. L. Pineda Categories // Communicating rice science

Writing about science is hard There is an art and a science to writing about science. Sometimes, though, we forget about the art.

Nov20

Can Golden Rice and organic rice co-exist?

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

Can Golden Rice and organic rice co-exist? In many countries, agricultural policies encourage and support different kinds of crop production, including conventional and organic-based farming. See how Golden Rice could co-exist with other crops.

Nov14

More open discussion encouraged on Golden Rice

Categories // Golden Rice blog

More open discussion encouraged on Golden Rice IRRI and its partners continue to encourage more open discussion about Golden Rice, nutrition, and other issues related to rice research and the development of new varieties.

Oct10

Rice market on a slippery slope

Written by // Dr. Sam Mohanty Categories // Sam's rice price and market blog

Rice market on a slippery slope Global rice prices continue their downward spiral in the face of excess supply from the major exporting countries.

Mar25

The Call for Papers and Posters is now OPEN!

Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

Time to put your thinking cap on, and decide what you would like to present at IRC2014 just over seven months from now.

Feb25

How can rice research help reduce hidden hunger?

Written by // Aileen Garcia Categories // Golden Rice blog

How can rice research help reduce hidden hunger? IRRI joins the 59th Nutritionist-Dietitians' Association of the Philippines (NDAP) Annual Convention to discuss the significant role of rice research in overcoming malnutrition.

Oct25

Is “depraved cynicism” equal to “wicked”?

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Bob's blog

Those of you who read my recent blog are probably surprised to see me pop up again with another so soon. I try to space these out; but, this week I just cannot resist.

Sep25

Is getting out of farming the best bet for smallholder farmers?

Written by // Dr. Achim Dobermann Categories // Achim Dobermann's blog

Is getting out of farming the best bet for smallholder farmers? There is a school of thought in which sensible farming principles, when encouraged among smallholder farmers and thus implemented millions of times over in little farms around the world, will translate into increased production and a more optimal use of l

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