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Rappler's latest stories on vegetables


Nurse arrested after incapacitated U.S. woman gave birth

Jan 24, 2019 - 10:47 AM

Arizona police arrest a male nurse on suspicion of assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term care facility

ARRESTED. This booking photo obtained January 23, 2019 courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff shows suspect Nathan Sutherland. Handout photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/AFP

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet – study

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:12 PM

The key is a dramatic shift in the global diet – roughly half as much sugar and red meat, and twice as many vegetables, fruits and nuts

As crop prices drop, netizens call to support local farmers

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:12 PM

Netizens share calls for support for farmers from the public and the government through #StandWithFarmers

Low prices leave Benguet vegetables rotting

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Long lines of vegetable trucks wait to unload their produce – only to be told that the prices are too low

LA TRINIDAD Vegetable Trading Post. Rappler file photo

Department of Agriculture to invest P300 million in Bukidnon for vegetable production

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:03 PM

The investment aims to bring food supplies to the National Capital Region and stabilize food prices

HIGH-VALUE CROPS. Farm workers at the Dahilayan Agro Development Corporation pick strawberries Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Like Piñol, Villar urges Filipinos to plant vegetables to cope with inflation

Sep 10, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'Hindi natin ma-stop ang hoarder, hindi natin ma-stop ang cartel, hindi natin ma-stop ang smuggling, we take care of ourselves,' says Senator Cynthia Villar

IN PHOTOS: Vegetable prices go down in Benguet as rain eases

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:20 PM

Benguet Governor Crescencio Pacalso says the supply of semi-temperate vegetables has already stabilized

Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

LOOK: Cooking pinakbet under sizzling inflation

Sep 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

Love vegetable dishes like pinakbet? Rappler breaks down how much you need to buy the ingredients amid high inflation.

Expect expensive veggies: P28M in Cordillera vegetable damaged

Aug 17, 2018 - 8:05 PM

The heightened monsoon rains last weekend have damaged crops mostly in Mountain Province, Abra, and Baguio City

RAIN OR SHINE. Porters in Baguio City load vegetables onto dealers' trucks for delivery to lowland areas like Manila and nearby provinces. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

PWDs in Iloilo make crayons out of fruits, veggies

Dec 20, 2016 - 4:50 PM

A Japanese volunteer teaches crayon making to persons with disabilities empowering them to engage in entrepreneurship

FOOD-BASED CRAYONS. A Japanese volunteer trained PWDs in Iloilo how to make crayons out of natural ingredients. Photo from JICA

Breed okra, capture $100M Japanese market

Jul 15, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Market for okra and edamame soybean is expanding overseas

HEALTHY INVESTMENT. The planned breeding of high value crops— okra and edamame – for the Japanese market is the top priority of the PCCI-IPB partnership

Court halts eviction of farmers at Benguet vegetable trading post

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The notice to vacate was earlier issued by La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda The notice ordered over 3 000 farmers retailers and vegetable truckers to leave within 30 days – or until March 1 2016

VEGETABLE TRADING. The La Trinidad vegetable trading post. Photo by Rappler

Native PH veggies making a comeback in Cavite schools

Jan 19, 2016 - 2:25 PM

Philippine crops like kundol sulasi and kulitis are finding their way into students meals

COMING BACK. Kundol seeds and a kundol gourd can be found in the Crop Museum

Rise in Metro Manila veggie prices blamed on Typhoon Ineng

Aug 24, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The typhoon has damaged almost P41 million worth of crops in the Cordillera Administrative Region most of which are high value crops like vegetables

PRICEY VEGGIES. The price of Chinese Kangkong rose from around P100 to P142 per kilogram last August 22, 2015 in Shopwise Libis. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Creative and healthy ways to cook vegetables

Jul 18, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Tired of plain vegetable soup? Here are some recipes from the National Nutrition Council that turn vegetables into appetizing dishes

Greener mountains for an Aeta community

May 31, 2015 - 9:30 AM

The planting of more fruits and vegetables in their settlement areas can help solve hunger among the indigenous people of Tarlac

NO MARKET. While planting taro is one of the main sources of livelihood by the Aetas, they lack the proper means to sell the crops. All photos by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Drought takes toll on Benguet farms

Apr 24, 2015 - 7:53 PM

The intermittent rains came a bit late to the largest producer of vegetables and cut flowers in the Philippines

RAIN OR SHINE. It's business as usual at the La Trinidad Trading Post amid the dry spell. This is where most of the vegetables harvested in Benguet and nearby areas are sold, packed, and shipped throughout the country. Photo by Karlston S. Lapniten, Rappler

Summer rains bring brief respite to upland farmers

Apr 22, 2015 - 5:48 PM

PAGASA forecasts that the prevailing rains induced by thunderstorms will continue until May in Central and Northern Luzon – a boon to farmers affected by El Niño

CASH CROP. A farmer inside the La Trinidad Trading Post.

5 things you can do to save the environment while also feeling good

Apr 09, 2015 - 12:48 PM

Shifting to stainless steel water bottle replanting vegetables in pots and other practices that will do you your family your neighbors and the environment good

NBI sues 119 gov't officials, importers over garlic cartel

Jan 07, 2015 - 4:44 PM

The National Bureau of Investigation says these individuals caused garlic prices to soar in 2014

COLLUSION. The National Bureau of Investigation files charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against 119 individuals allegedly involved in a garlic cartel on January 7, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

#PugadBaboy: Juicer

Jan 02, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Juicer punchline 3

Jan 02, 2015 - 5:00 AM

#PugadBaboy: Juicer punchline 2

Jan 02, 2015 - 5:00 AM

Keeping ‘FAITH’ and the backyard fight against hunger

Dec 17, 2014 - 11:26 AM

With a little faith and patience families can beat malnutrition by establishing their own direct year round access to fresh vegetables

FAITH GARDENING. All photos by Henrylito Tacio

Hunger advocacy through arts

Jul 24, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Children and mothers express their ideas as health advocates through art

SUPER VEGGIES. Mothers made dolls based on their children's favorite vegetables. All photos by Fritzie Rodriguez/

Schools against malnutrition

May 14, 2014 - 1:07 PM

What role do schools play in ensuring food and nutrition security among young children?

SCHOOL GARDENER. Mang Conrad has been a school gardener for over 15 years. He not only tends to vegetable gardens, but he also imparts his knowledge to young students. Photo by Adrienne Villaluna/

Fighting malnutrition with veggies

May 13, 2014 - 1:49 PM

Agriculture education and nutrition What are their roles in fighting hunger among students?

SCHOOL GARDENING. The Gulayan sa Paaralan program encourages students, teachers, and parents to better appreciate agriculture. It also provides vegetables for school feeding programs helping malnourished children. Photo by Daniella Factora/

Young women who eat lots of veggies are healthier later

Mar 29, 2014 - 7:54 AM

But the study shows men do not appear to benefit from vegetables the way women do

ONLY WOMEN? A recent study shows that when it comes to eating vegetables, men do not appear to benefit the way women does.

Davao City goes green, supports organic farming

Mar 15, 2014 - 2:27 PM

Davao City supports organic farming in promoting good health among families Is your city also going green?

ORGANIC. Farmers in Davao are encouraging Filipino families to start their own organic vegetable gardens. It is both budget-friendly and health. All photos by Karlos Manlupig

Eat 'indigenous' veggies

Jan 18, 2014 - 3:47 PM

Start eating healthy and spending wisely All it takes is a bit of imagination a basket of indigenous veggies and a good appetite

INDIGENOUS VEGGIES. Affordable and nutritious. Your mom was right, vegetables are good for you no matter how old you are.  File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Benguet frost won't affect vegetable supply in metro - DA

Jan 04, 2014 - 2:45 PM

The agriculture department is eyeing alternative sources of upland vegetables for Metro Manila such as Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino provinces to keep prices stable

Amazon deforestation due in part to soybean growing

Sep 18, 2013 - 5:00 PM

Despite a moratorium Brazil s huge soybean industry is still indirectly responsible for the felling of trees in the Amazon

SOYBEAN HARVEST. Combine harvesters crop soybeans during a demonstration for the press, in Campo Novo do Parecis, about 400km northwest from the capital city of Cuiaba, in Mato Grosso, Brazil, on March 27, 2012. AFP/Yasuyoshi Chiba

Quick, healthy food for back to school

Jun 05, 2013 - 2:37 PM

This back to school season there is a way to choose healthy meal options without — or at least less — the hassle

VIVID AND VIBRANT. Adding ingredients with bright colors like this can make a dish more appetizing. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Kid-friendly veggie dishes

May 05, 2013 - 3:16 PM

Veggies are gross? Here are two veggie restaurants that might change your kid s mind

V IS FOR VEGGIE. Edgy Veggie serves Mushroom and Pesto Panizza for veggie lovers of all ages. Photos courtesy of Edgy Veggie

TIPS: Where to buy Baguio vegetables

Mar 29, 2013 - 3:49 PM

The whole spectrum of Baguio vegetables are available

VEGGIES. Where are the best places to buy Baguio vegetables? Photo by Jerald Uy

This Holy Week, fast your way to health

Mar 27, 2013 - 6:07 AM

Want to do some cleansing but don t know where to start? Here are easy to follow ideas they re affordable too

GO LIGHT. On a raw food detox, just eat raw fruits and vegetables. Photo from Microsoft Office Image

Veggie, tilapia prices shoot up this Holy Week

Mar 26, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Retail prices in at least 3 markets are up this week

Prices of vegetables are set to go up this Holy Week.

PH is largest market for US food, beverage - report

Feb 22, 2013 - 7:58 AM

The list of US exports to Philippines includes dairy products red meats poultry meat snack foods processed fruits and vegetables and fresh fruits

BOUND FOR PHILIPPINES. Calves peer out windows of their hutches on a dairy farm. Beef is one of the agriculture products US exports to Asia. Photo by AFP

PH is 9th largest market of US agri products: report

Jan 28, 2013 - 10:39 AM

The Philippines the second most populous country in Southeast Asia is now the 9th largest market in the world for U S agricultural exports as it cracked the top 10 for the first time in 45 years a report by the U S agriculture attaché said

Gatorade removes 'fire retardant' additive

Jan 26, 2013 - 8:28 AM

Gatorade removes Brominated vegetable oil in its citrus flavored sports drink

PH red onion imports arrive to meet yuletide needs

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Filipinos consume an average of 7 000 to 8 000 metric tons MT of mixed red and white onions in a month

SUPPLY. Filipinos consume an average of 7,000 to 8,000 metric tons (MT) of mixed red and white onions in a month. Photo by AFP

Insects are untapped livestock, says expert

Oct 16, 2012 - 5:28 PM

Insects and unknown indigenous plant species could be part of tomorrow s diet Julian Cribb author of The Coming Famine says

Lost revenues from shallot exports estimated at P723-M

Oct 10, 2012 - 6:49 PM

Lost revenues due to decline in shallot exports may have reached P723 M in September says the Vegetable Importers Exporters and Vendors Association

Taiwan's RM awardee: A simple life of giving

Aug 29, 2012 - 7:10 PM

Uneducated unassuming and unbelievably generous Chen Shu chu just wants to keep on selling vegetables and giving money to the poor

TAIWANES VEGETABLE VENDOR Chen Shu-chu. Photo by Carlos Santamaria

Popeye is right: spinach makes you stronger, study shows

Jun 25, 2012 - 10:30 PM

A Swedish study shows why spinach makes us stronger

NEVER WITHOUT HIS SPINACH. 'I'm strong to the finich 'cause I eats me spinach' says Popeye's theme song. Screen grab from YouTube