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Jul012014

Celebrating rice, health, and nutrition

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

Celebrating rice, health, and nutrition On nutrition month and beyond, let us celebrate the potential contributions of rice for a more food- and nutrition-secure population in the Philippines and around the world.

Apr302014

IRRI through my lens

Written by // Isabella Jhocson Categories // Communicating rice science

IRRI through my lens Rice science for a better world couldn't get any more beautiful than this.

Mar272014

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.

Mar212014

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.

Nov242013

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.

May142014

El Niño and politics grip the global rice market

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

El Niño and politics grip the global rice market The rice market has been quite lackluster in the past few months except for the steady downward slide of Thai rice prices because of uncertainty in the continuation of the pledging scheme.

Apr282014

ASEAN cooperation: Crucial to global food security

Written by // Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino Categories // Bruce Tolentino's blog

ASEAN cooperation: Crucial to global food security There is clear and present danger that another global food price crisis will emerge sooner than later.

Mar272014

A senseless fight

Categories // Golden Rice blog

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

Mar192014

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.

Nov202013

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.

May052014

Not Everything in Life Must Change: Some Things Must Remain the Same

Written by // Gelia Castillo Categories // Gelia Castillo's Blog

From a talk given during the training Characterization of traditional/heirloom rice: A hands-on training on how, when and where to observe specific traits/characteristics of Heirloom Rice.

Apr212014

Outside my window

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

Sometimes it's good to look out the window to remind us why we're doing what we do.

Mar252014

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.

Feb252014

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.

Nov192013

'Talking rice' at the Food Security Summit

Written by // Dr. Bas Bouman Categories // Bas Bouman's blog - Global Rice Science Partnership

'Talking rice' at the Food Security Summit Dr .Bas Bouman on 'Food Security Summit Asia 2013'

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