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AGRITRENDS: Much ado about the staple rice

For thousands of years, rice (known in the science world as Oryza sativa) has been part of the human diet. Historical evidence suggests that...

AGRITRENDS: Farming systems that can offset methane emissions from rice fields

If the world is serious about avoiding the worst effects of climate change, we need to cut methane emissions from the fossil fuel industry,”...

AGRITRENDS: Golden rice tastes just like white rice but better

How does golden rice taste? During the inauguration of the Crop Biotechnology Center (CBC) at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) last September 30,...

AGRITRENDS: Lowering tariffs on corn may kill production

Corn is the country’s second staple food – after rice. The white variety is a common food in the tables of some provinces of...

AGRITRENDS: Biotechnology in the Philippines has come of age

Agricultural crops modified through biotechnology have gone a long, long way in the Philippines. Bt corn, which was designed to be resistant to...

AGRITRENDS: Raising cattle for meat is profitable

Cattle -- colloquially cows -- are the most common type of large domesticated animals. They are raised as livestock for meat (beef and veal),...

RICE: The staple food of Filipinos THE STAPLE FOOD OF FILIPINOS

“Rice is the principal food for over 60% of mankind,” pointed out the Laguna-based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). It is particularly important...

AGRITRENDS: Bamboo can curb soil erosion

Dario, who grew up in Davao City, was in his late 20s when he moved to barangay Kinuskusan in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. This...

AGRITRENDS | Golden Rice: Gamechanger in rice production

A “potential gamechanger for the rice industry in the country.” That was how House Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda (Albay, Second...

Oysters: An ally against Covid-19

Zinc is called an essential trace element because very small amounts of this mineral are necessary for human health. Unfortunately, the human body cannot...