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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.

Sep20

Science magazine editorial stands up for Golden Rice

Categories // Golden Rice blog

We are grateful for all the statements of support that we continue to receive from around the world.

Sep18

Golden Rice research at IRRI: ethical and approved

Written by // Dr. Robert S. Zeigler Categories // Golden Rice blog

IRRI's director general Bob Zeigler talks about our commitment to the highest standards of ethics and regulatory compliance in our R&D work, including the Golden Rice project, in light of recent questions about research conducted elsewhere.

Aug26

Visit to vandalized Golden Rice field trial

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

Visit to vandalized Golden Rice field trial IRRI and PhilRice officials visit the Golden Rice field site that was vandalized.

Jul11

Bear market tightens its grip on rice

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

Bear market tightens its grip on rice In the past 18 months, global rice prices have been moving in a tight range. For example, the Oryza white rice index (WRI) has fluctuated between US$475 and $500 since January 2012.

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.

Sep19

Philippine science academy deplores sabotage of Golden Rice trial

Categories // Golden Rice blog

Today the National Academy of Science and Technology Philippines issued a statement regarding the recent vandalism of the Golden Rice field trial in the Philippines. We're grateful for their support of our work.

Sep05

Engaging public and community support for Golden Rice

Written by // Dr. Antonio Alfonso Categories // Golden Rice blog

Dr. Antonio Alfonso describes how the public is engaged with our Golden Rice research and the support we have received.

Aug08

Golden Rice field trial vandalized

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Golden Rice blog

One of our Golden Rice field trials in the Philippines was vandalized on Thursday, 8 Aug 2013.

Jun25

GRiSP shows the value of powerful partnerships

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

GRiSP shows the value of powerful partnerships First published on CGIAR, 25 June 2013: GRiSP Director Bas Bouman is interviewed for the CGIAR about the value of rice research partnerships.

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

Sep18

Overwhelming support for Golden Rice received

Written by // Dr. Gerard Barry Categories // Golden Rice blog

IRRI's Dr. Gerard Barry thanks everyone who has extended their support to our Golden Rice research.

Aug29

Transforming the future of genebanks

Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

A new technology can change the future management and use of genebanks.

Aug08

Let's rally against malnutrition

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

Let's rally against malnutrition It is high time for all to rally against malnutrition. A rally to help people. A rally to help improve the nutrition of all children and mothers.

May03

Lead in rice?

Written by // Sophie Clayton Categories // Fresh hot rice... science

Rice consumption is not a significant source of lead exposure.

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