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Rice industry group wants tighter import regulations

Jul 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

The Bureau of Customs denies allegations that shipments of rice are undervalued

Imported rice from Vietnam has arrived and are being unloaded and being readied for distribution at the NFA Warehouse in Quezon City. People have been lining up in NFA outlets waiting for supplies to sold at the markets. September 4, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Business as usual for rice industry after Duterte signs rice tariffication law

Feb 18, 2019 - 6:41 PM

The fight's not over, as rice industry stakeholders still have a chance to secure more safeguards before the implementing rules and regulations is finalized

Farmers in North of Manila were looking forward to a good harvest this year . Pangasinan is the country’s third biggest rice producer, next to Nueva Ecija and Isabela provinces. But Farmers here was worried Price of palay.Photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

Butterfly effect: How rice tariffication bill affects everyone

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:01 AM

Conversations about rice are a national conversation

CHAIN REACTION. Other industries which make use of byproducts from the rice industry are also at risk of being affected by the Rice Tariffication bill if passed into law without changes. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Duterte open to changes in rice tariffication bill

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Rice industry stakeholders still hope the National Food Authority's regulatory powers will be retained, but President Rodrigo Duterte is against this

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with the members of his cabinet and the stakeholders from the rice industry at the Malacañan Palace on February 6, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

No importation approval yet amid NFA rice shortage

Feb 07, 2018 - 4:05 PM

National Food Authority Administrator Jason Aquino says their total inventory of about 1.2 million bags will last for only 35 days

LASTING POWER. Domestic rice stock is good enough to last 69 days according to the NFA. File photo by Rappler

NFA assures public: No fake rice in PH

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:01 PM

Tests conducted by the Food Development Center on alleged fake rice samples have yielded negative results

BEWARE. Filipino consumers are being urged to be more vigilant in buying rice following reports, though still unverified, that fake rice might have infiltrated the Philippine market.

COA calls out Nueva Ecija gov't over idle rice dryers

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:29 PM

High drying fees and expenses have prompted small farmers to shy away from the facilities which cost P100 million to build

RICE FARMERS. Farmers in Nueva Ecija recover their harvest after Typhoon Lando hit the province in 2015. File photo by Vincent Go/Greenpeace

WATCH: Helping farmers through agricultural biotechnology

Mar 06, 2017 - 6:59 AM

The UP Genetic Researchers and Agricultural Innovators Society strives to uphold awareness on the ways means and science behind agricultural biotechnology to help students and farmers alike

Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

Feb 09, 2017 - 2:45 PM

Experts say quinoa is highly nutritious but remains an underutilized crop

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 8, 2011 shows a worker sifting through quinoa seeds in Cotimbora, Oruro, Bolivia, some 440 km from La Paz.  Scientists on February 8, 2017 unveiled the near-complete genome of quinoa, a grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes that scientists say could help feed a hungry world. / AFP PHOTO / AIZAR RALDES

Customs to auction P9.52M smuggled rice on September 30

Sep 20, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The Bureau of Customs says 22 container vans of illegally imported rice are set to be auctioned off on September 30

SHORT FILM: Grains Of Love

Jun 28, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Whenever Joanne sees a bowl of rice memories of her deceased grandfather come rushing back

DTI probes flour millers, bakers for profiteering

Jun 12, 2015 - 1:59 PM

The trade department has given the flour millers and bakers who may also be liable for violating the Price Act until June 20 to explain their high costs amid declining prices of raw materials

COA urges charges vs NFA officials over P2.9B stock shortage

Jan 27, 2015 - 9:45 AM

Discrepancies in stock records of rice have hit almost P3 billion Bad record keeping by NFA officers has made it hard to track the missing stocks says COA

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Moms know best: Why breakfast is king

Dec 27, 2014 - 10:16 AM

Here are reasons why you shouldn’t skip breakfast and consider having whole grain breakfast cereals

Mom’s grocery list: why you need to add whole grains

Dec 20, 2014 - 12:24 PM

Learn more about why this is a good option for you and your kids

What's the whole grain story?

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:00 AM

Learn more about whole grain and why it s a good option to include in a nutritious diet

Pahiyas Festival: A colorful glimpse into our farming roots

May 18, 2014 - 2:03 PM

Rice is the main inspiration of this delightful affair The rice grains rice plants and rice seedlings on display may all seem the same but a closer look will reveal that they are not

Corn output seen to hit 7.8-M MT in 2012

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:45 AM

The country s corn production could reach 7 8 M MT this year says Philmaize