MANILA, Philippines - Rice remains the staple food of Filipinos, despite rising per capita income that had led to a more diversified diet in neighboring Asian countries. A study by the Southeast Asian Regional Center (Searca) for Graduate Study and Research said rising rice consumption in the country is being fuelled by low-income Filipinos. The Philippines is one of the biggest importers of rice in the world. Using data from Searca and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), learn how much rice the country produces and how much each Filipino in different regions consume in this visual treat by Jessica Lazaro. - Rappler.com
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