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Decreasing Rice Consumption

2004-02-18 14:09:00 (UTC+08:00)

Tomorrow is "Sollal," or Lunar New Year's Day, one of the two most festive traditional holidays of the nation along with "Chusok," Korea's "Thanksgiving," which falls on Aug. 15 on the lunar calendar.

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Farmers double palay harvest using hybrid rice

2004-02-16 14:04:00 (UTC+08:00)

FIVE Filipino farmers received recognition from President Arroyo for proving that hybrid rice could double their earnings.

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Asian stability threatened by stagnating rice sector

2004-02-12 13:41:00 (UTC+08:00)

The stability of the Asian region, including the troubled nations of Indonesia and Philippines, is threatened by the continuing lack of development in the rice sector.

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Rice bran oil plant opens in Can Tho province

2004-02-11 13:03:00 (UTC+08:00)

Viet Nam's first rice bran oil extracting plant opened in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho last Saturday, after 18 months' construction.

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Rice producers export 50% less than last year

2004-02-09 12:55:00 (UTC+08:00)

Food companies in January exported 100,000 tonnes of rice, half the amount during the same month last year, said the trade ministry.

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Government eyes 97% rice self-sufficiency this year

2004-02-08 12:54:00 (UTC+08:00)

The government is targetting to achieve a 97 percent self-sufficiency in rice this year with projected palay production of 155 million metric tons (MT).

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Rice in Every Plate

2004-02-01 12:51:00 (UTC+08:00)

A Day in the Life of a National Food Authority (NFA) administrator revolves around upcoming reports of the harvest seasons and which grain-producing farm in the country to visit next.

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Risotto: More than rice

2004-01-28 12:45:00 (UTC+08:00)

Chef Michele Min-gozzi of Mi Piace at The Peninsula Mani-la puts it most suc-cinctly, "Risotto is to rice, what pasta is to wheat."

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Efforts needed to protect endangered rice species

2004-01-20 12:41:00 (UTC+08:00)

A strong variety of wild rice discovered in the 1960s that can resist drastic climates and severe pests may soon become extinct.

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All hands on deck as rice cake village caters for huge demand

2004-01-19 12:34:00 (UTC+08:00)

As the lunar new year approaches, Bo Dau villagers race to pat their famous rice cakes into shape for the holiday season.

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Rice Consumption Drops 4.4%

2004-01-14 12:27:00 (UTC+08:00)

The consumption of rice, the staple food of the Korean diet, has continually decreased over the past few decades as the national diet has become more westernized.

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Water crisis won't affect rice harvest

2004-01-13 18:49:00 (UTC+08:00)

THE Department of Agriculture’s (DA) rice program director on Monday said the country would achieve a 97 to 100 percent sufficiency in rice this year despite the reported water shortage that has forced a 5 percent cutback in water supply for irrigation...

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